Last updated: July 4, 2017
About Bridgend Supporting People Programme
The Supporting People Bridgend programme is for anyone over 16 years who has housing needs that may result in them losing their home.
It funds housing related support for a range of supported accommodation that can provide you with a better quality of life and help you to live independently.
It includes funding for schemes such as hostels, refuges, temporary accommodation as well as ‘floating support’ which is support in your own home. They can help young people, families, the homeless and ex-offenders as well as people with learning disabilities and older people.
Some examples of why you may need help from Supporting People:
– Do you have to pay extra to stay in your home but can’t afford it?
– Do you feel threatened or in danger from anyone at home?
– Are you experiencing problems with a relationship at home but have nowhere to go?
– Do you need help contacting people, your landlord or other agencies?
– Do you have difficulties getting your landlord to carry out repairs?
– Do you need help to find employment, education or voluntary placements?
– Are you unsure of the income you’re entitled to? Do you owe anybody money?
– Do you find it difficult to fill in forms or read letters?
– Do you know your rights as a tenant?
Overall, if you are in need of housing support, they can help you maintain your home so that you can feel secure and live an independent life in the community.
If you think that you or someone you know could benefit from support in these and other areas, please contact the Supporting People Team.
Who is this for?
If you live in Bridgend, are over 16 and at risk of becoming homeless because of your circumstances they we will try to help you. They offer support to people who:
- Are fleeing domestic violence
- Have learning disabilities
- Have mental health problems
- Are substance misusers
- Who are ex offenders, at risk of offending or have other complex needs
- Are single young people who require support and young people leaving care
- Homeless or potentially homeless people and families who require support
- Single and teenage parents
- Older people
The level of support they can give you depends on you and your family’s needs.
Supporting People doesn’t pay for personal or health care such as helping you to take medication or with intimate care tasks. For help with this please visit Social Services
If you’re not eligible for Supporting People Programme, there may be other services available to you. Please contact Bridgend FIS to find out more.
Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing
Bridgend County Borough Council,