Short term support at home

Types of services

There are 2 different types of support available.

Floating support

Floating support is a visiting support service coming to your own home to offer help with things like:

  • dealing with arrears
  • claiming benefits
  • helping you access work and training
  • helping you get in touch with other support organisations that may be able to help you

Floating support is a short term support service, up to 2 years, that can be provided until you no longer need it.

Accommodation-based support

This is accommodation where support is provided on-site.

Examples include:

  • wardens in sheltered housing schemes for older people
  • support workers in learning disability schemes
  • support workers in the Homeless Hostel and the Women’s Refuge