The Supporting People programme offers help to vulnerable individuals to maintain a tenancy with the Council, Housing Association, renting from private landlords or are owner/occupiers.
To this purpose, vulnerable individuals are defined as:
- women seeking refuge from domestic abuse
- people with learning difficulties
- people with mental health problems
- people with substance misuse problems
- people with a physical disability
- young single homeless people
- homeless or potentially homeless people
- people with a chronic illness
- lone parents
- older people
What assistance does Supporting People offer?
Supporting People is responsible for commissioning work from service providers in the county. The work that is commissioned varies from:
- help to establish and sustain a home
- help to develop domestic, practical and social skills and to control behaviour
- help to develop basic life skills, such as controlling their budget, cooking, shopping and pay their bills
- help to manage their finances and claim benefits
- emotional support
- help to gain access to training, educations and work
- help to gain access to services such as health, social care and legal services
- help to find suitable accommodation and related support services
- community alarm systems
- warden services
- Supporting People does not fund services which provide medical, therapeutic or personal care.
How to apply for support?
If anyone believes they are entitled to support through the Supporting People Programme, they should talk to their housing officer, social worker, doctor/ nurse, or probation officer in the first place.
How much does the service cost?
If the individual is in receipt of housing benefits, the Supporting People service will be available free of charge.
If the individual does not receive housing benefits, they can apply for a Fairer Charging assessment which could mean that Supporting People could contribute towards some or all of the costs involved.
Contact Gwynedd’s Supporting People Unit:
Information for service providers