Reach’s Floating Support service enables people to live in their own properties helping manage the responsibility of running their own home and avoiding potential homelessness. We support with finances, benefit applications and help with debt issues as well as advising in regard of educational and employment opportunities. Signposting people to, and liaising with, other professional agencies is an integral aspect of our support. Building community presence and encouraging responsible neighbourly relations are also a primary remit of the Housing Support service.
Our service provides ‘floating support’ and works with people to the Supporting People Allowable Activities. These services are traditional limited to a maximum of two years but specialised services also exist for those with longer term housing support needs. It equips people with the skills, knowledge and advice enabling them to manage their futures without support.
Reach Housing Support has specific specialist services existent for older people, those dealing with mental health issues, autism, physical disability and memory loss and dementia. We also have a proven record of achieving outcomes for people with learning disabilities.
Our Housing Support Team can help you at a time that is convenient.
Our approach is sensitive and non-judgemental.
• To offer support to enable people to remain in their home.
• To improve the person’s quality of life and promote independent living.
• To reduce the incidence of tenancy breakdown and/or loss of an individual’s home.
• Help to find the best solutions for difficulties that arise in people’s lives.
• To establish and maintain the well-being of the person referred to us.
What support can be provided?
• Emotional and practical support with issues that may affect your ability to maintain your accommodation, help with moving property and avoiding homelessness.
• Support to enable you to address or manage your support needs in line with specialist advice.
• Support to claim appropriate benefits and to understand your entitlements to welfare benefits and support with debt.
• Support to establish and manage your personal or household money.
• Assistance to access the health, social care and related services you require to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
• Encouragement to plan and prepare activities such as food preparation, shopping and cooking.
• Mentoring support to help you develop life skills such as how to use equipment and organising household management plans.
• Support liaising with your landlord or mortgage company.
• Support you to use telecommunications or use them on your behalf, to identify and access local support services, as well as many other befriending and peer support organisations.
• Help contacting educational, legal, health, employment and advisory organisations.
• Support to identify your educational or skill needs aspirations and access paid or voluntary employment opportunities.