Housing Related Support Service Explained
What is the Housing Related Support service?
The service commission's preventative low level housing related
support for vulnerable people throughout Worcestershire.
The aim is to increase people's ability to
live independently whilst providing the skills and support to
sustain their tenancy.
Who is it for?
The Housing Related Support service is targeted at vulnerable
people, including the homeless, people with mental health needs and
/or substance misuse problems, people with learning disabilities,
older people, young people, rough sleepers, those fleeing domestic
violence, ex offenders and a number of other needs groups.
What services can be provided?
A range of services may be provided as long as they fall within
the definition of housing related support. Housing related support
services may be classified as short or long term according to their
aims and objectives. Short-term schemes have a maximum intended
duration of up to two years with the intention of moving people
onto independent living and/or increasing the ability to live
Why do I need to know about the Housing Related Support
In Worcestershire the Housing Related Support service provides
essential preventative support to around 12,000 people at any one
time, offering support to a wide range of vulnerable groups. This
includes older people who need support to remain in their own
homes, young people at risk of homelessness, people experiencing
domestic abuse, ex-offenders needing support to prevent
re-offending, people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, those
with disabilities needing support to live independently and many
Support focuses on the prevention of
homelessness and re-building lives by supporting moves into
training and employment, improving health and well-being,
developing social networks and integration with communities, as
well as finding and keeping a home.
Who the Partnership Includes
Worcestershire County Council, Bromsgrove
District Council, Malvern Hills District Council, Redditch Borough
Council, Worcester City Council, Wychavon District Council, Wyre
Forest District Council, West Mercia Probation Trust,
Worcestershire Primary Care Trust.
This page was last reviewed 14 November 2013 at 16:05.
The page is next due for review 13 May 2015.