Last updated: June 26, 2017
About Newport Supporting People Programme
The Supporting People programme provides housing-related support services to people who are at risk of becoming homeless. Help is available if you live in a refuge, supported housing or sheltered housing, or if you are on the extracare scheme and floating support is provided if you live in your own home.
Support is very flexible and can be for a short period if you suddenly find yourself in a housing crisis situation, or it can be over the longer term if necessary. They assess your situation and then provide the support you need to help you maintain your home.
Housing-related support includes support with security and safety of your accommodation, help with neighbour disputes, advice on budgeting, claiming benefits, help with basic skills, e.g. cooking.
Who is this for?
You can be provided with housing related support if you are over 16 years of age and also:
- experiencing domestic abuse (man or woman)
- have a learning disability
- have mental health issues
- are dependent on alcohol
- have substance misuse issues
- have a criminal offending history
- are a refugee
- have a physical or sensory disability
- have a developmental disorder (e.g. autism)
- have a chronic illness (including HIV/AIDS)
- are a young person leaving care
- are a young person – 16-24 with support needs
- are a single parent family with support needs
- are a family with support needs
- single person with support needs not listed above (25 -54)
- over 55 years of age with support needs (not alarms)
If you’re not eligible for the Supporting People programme, there may be other services that are available to you. Please contact Newport FIS to find out.
Housing / Support / Independence / Homelessness / Inclusion
Supporting People Team