Short term support at home


You can find a range of support to help you live independently in your own home.

Types of support include:

  • housing schemes
  • visiting
  • floating support

Who we can help

We can help:

  • people with learning disabilities
  • young parents
  • people who are old and frail

What we can’t help with

We can’t help with:

  • washing and dressing you
  • cleaning and shopping for you

Paying for your support

The council may pay for all or some of your support directly to the provider. We offer 2 types of services:

  • Short-term support is free for not more than 2 years – for example, a homeless hostel for people to get support before they move on to their own home
  • Long-term support is for more than 2 years – you may have to pay towards this but it will depend on your income, and we can also give you financial help if you cannot afford to pay

Contact us for more information.

Thurrock First

: 01375 511 000


Main opening hours are Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Limited service on Monday to Friday from 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends and bank holidays from 7am to 7pm.

Read more about Thurrock First.