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Housing support services

Housing support services

Housing support services help people to live as independently as possible in the community, in a wide range of supported housing.

The largest group of people who receive housing support is older people living in sheltered housing, but a wide range of people with particular needs can receive housing support services:

  • people with a chronic illness
  • people with a physical impairment or learning disability
  • people with drug- and alcohol-related problems
  • others who need support, like women escaping domestic violence, homeless people, refugees, and ex-offenders

Housing support services include help:

  • to claim welfare benefits
  • to fill in forms
  • to manage a household budget
  • to keep safe and secure
  • from other specialist services to obtain furniture and furnishings, and help with shopping and housework

The type of support provided aims to meet the specific needs of the individual.

Find out more from National Care Standards.

The information was last updated on: 16th October 2015

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