Last updated: June 27, 2017
About Gwynedd Supporting People Programme
Supporting people – Preventing homelessness
The Supporting People programme commissions and funds providers to offer support to vulnerable people to keep their tenancy and avoid homelessness.
The aim of the programme is to enable vulnerable people, at risk of homelessness, to live as independently as possible, by providing housing-related support services.
This could be in people’s own homes, hostels, sheltered housing, or other specialist supported housing. It provides complementary support for people who may also need personal or medical care.
There are over 20 Supporting People Accredited Service Providers offering support in Gwynedd at present.
You could be eligible to receive support from a Provider to help:
- establish and sustain a home
- develop domestic, practical and social skills
- develop basic life skills, such as managing money, claiming benefits, cooking, shopping and supporting you to pay your bills
- gain access to training, education and work
- gain access to services such as health, social care and legal services
- find suitable accommodation and related support services
- community alarm systems
- warden services
How to apply for support?
Contact your housing officer, social worker, doctor/ nurse, or probation officer in the first place, or you can contact the service providers directly.
Who is this for?
They are able to help you if you are:
- a female or male experiencing domestic abuse
- a person who has learning difficulties
- a person with mental health issues
- a person with substance misuse issues
- a person with a criminal offending history
- a person with refugee status
- a person with a physical or sensory difficulties
- a person with a chronic illness
- a young person who is a Care Leaver
- a young person with support needs (aged 16 – 24)
- a single parent with support needs
- a family with support needs
- a single person with support needs (aged 25 – 54)
- a person aged 55 or over with support needs
If you’re not eligible for Supporting People Programme, there may be other services available to you. Please contact Gwynedd Ni to find out more.
Additional Needs / Disability / Health and Well-being / Homelessness / Housing
Supporting People Unit,