Floating Support is a service that provides housing related support to vulnerable adults (over 18) to enable them to maintain their independence in their own home.
Floating support services will generally be short term (less than 2 years) and will have the flexibility to support a person wherever they live – as distinct from accommodation based services, where support is tied to particular accommodation.
This kind of support service helps the individual to become more independent, and may mean that they can continue to live independently at home when without support it would be difficult to do so.
Floating Support might include:
- Setting up and maintaining a home or tenancy
- Managing finances and benefit claims
- Developing independent living skills
- Gaining access to other services
- Help to make sure the clients accommodation is safe and secure
How does it work?
In most cases, a support space will be allocated and a support worker will call and see the service user at home. A dedicated support worker, will work with the service user to identify and overcome any issues that are putting your home at risk.
The service users and their support worker agree when support is no longer needed, it will go to someone else who needs it. But if the service user needs advice again in the future, they can get in touch again.
This is only available in Doncaster and Sheffield