Supported housing exists to make sure everyone in our communities can live their best life, whatever their circumstances, ideally within their own home.
It provides invaluable housing and support for disabled people, homeless people, older people, people with mental health problems, people who have experienced domestic abuse and many others. Supported housing also helps ease the pressure on the NHS and care services, and saves the public purse around £940 per resident per year.
Supported housing services range widely, but they all play a crucial role in providing a safe and secure home with support for people to live independently. This includes:
- Providing the housing and support older people need to maintain their independence.
- Providing emergency refuge and support for victims of domestic abuse, helping to stabilise their family life and engage with other services.
- Working with homeless people, some with complex and multiple needs, to secure longer-term accommodation or a permanent home, education, training or employment.
- Supporting people with mental health needs when it is needed, to stabilise, recover and live more independently.
- Supporting veterans to find a stable home, including support for those with mental health and physical disability needs.
- Supporting people with learning disabilities in the longer term to maximise their independence and exercise choice and control over their lives.