Supported housing or 'housing related support' is available to people with a wide range of support needs, for example:
- people with physical difficulties
- older people with extra care needs and those who need support to manage their own homes
- people with mental health needs
- people with learning difficulties
- young people leaving care and those setting up in new tenancies
- people with alcohol and/or substance misuse problems
- people fleeing domestic violence
Housing related support enables people to live independently and assists them to secure and maintain their tenancies. Support can be provided either on-site in a particular supported housing scheme or as an outreach/floating support service to people wherever they live. Housing related support includes advice, guidance and encouragement to:
- secure and set up a home
- develop home management skills such as cooking and cleaning
- access benefits, health and community care services
- establish and maintain social support
Information about various types of care and support can be found on Hertfordshire County Council's website. This includes details of a wide variety of support and self help groups.
How to access housing related support
If you are in need of support, you need to complete a Common Housing Register form.
Along with your application to join the register you will be asked to complete a medical assessment form to help establish the level and type of support you require. If you do not want to move but need to access floating/outreach support, you will still need to complete a medical assessment form. Information and guidance about how to apply can be found on our 'Apply for Housing' page.