Please note that the " Frequently Asked Questions [81kb]" leaflet explains important changes to the Supported Housing Service from April 2015 and how the council will help tenants to prepare for these changes.
We have 24 schemes across the district, where tenants benefit from the aid of a Supported Housing Officer. Previously known as a "Warden", the Supported Housing Officer's job has changed a lot over the past ten years. The "good neighbour" role has developed into a support worker who can offer a range of knowledge and skills to tenants.
The service supports tenants to live independently and safely in their own home. A Supported Housing Officer will agree with each tenant an individual Support Plan based on his or her needs. We offer support and information on:
Personal health and well-being
Keeping alert and active
Joining in social activities
Accessing help from other agencies
Managing money and applying for benefits
Help with domestic and life skills
|Type of Cover||Cost||Description|
|Anyone that may need more intensive support following a bereavement, whilst awaiting residential care, during a period of sickness or following a discharge from hospital|
Anyone that is at risk of losing elements of their independence and ability to remain at home
|£10.00||Anyone that is independent but requires a lower level of support to help them continue to live independently at home|
Occasional Support (Drop-Ins)
|£5.00||Anyone that is independent, but wishes to retain access to support from the service.|
Anyone that requires the reassurance that they access the 24/7 Alarm Service