Torfaen Supporting People Programme

Last updated: June 29, 2017

About Torfaen Supporting People Programme

The Supporting People programme provides housing related support that can help with:

  • Setting up and maintaining a home
  • Help with personal safety and security (including alarm systems)
  • Emotional support and advice
  • Supervision and monitoring of health and well-being
  • Help in developing social skills and managing behaviour
  • Help with managing a budget and claiming benefits
  • Advice, advocacy and liaison with organisations

For Supporting People services call Torfaen Voluntary Alliance on 01495 742461 or email

Or for general information please contact the supporting people team on 01495 766286 or email

Who is this for?

  • People experiencing domestic abuse
  • People with learning disabilities
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with alcohol or drug dependency
  • Minority groups (e.g. BME groups, Gypsy or Travelling communities)
  • People with physical disabilities (including those with sensory impairments)
  • People with Developmental Disorders (i.e. Autism)
  • People with refugee status
  • Young People 16 – 24 with support needs (including those leaving care)
  • People with criminal offending history
  • People experiencing chronic illnesses (including those with HIV or AIDS)
  • Single parents and vulnerable families
  • People over 55 years of age with Support Needs (exclusive of alarm services)
  • Single People with Support Needs not listed above (25 to 54)

If you’re not eligible for Supporting People Programme there may be other services available to you. Please contact Torfaen FIS to find out more.

Works with

Housing Related Support / Homelessness /Promoting Independence/Sustaining your Tenancy

Torfaen Supporting People Programme

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance: 01495 742461

General info:  01495 766286;

Torfaen Voluntary Alliance
Portland Buildings,
Commercial Street,


Church View Advice Centre,

Ivor Street,



Office Hours

9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm

Other Torfaen Services

Torfaen Family Information Service

Childcare / Information / Youth Information / Parenting / Play /Things To Do / Specialist support services / Help with childcare costs

Torfaen Family Information Service offers free, impartial information on services and activities for children, young people and families, including parents-to-be, in Blaenavon, Pontypool and Cwmbran.

Torfaen Flying Start

Health and Well-being / Parenting Support / Early Talking / Childcare

The programme is funded by the Welsh Government and is for families with children under 4 years of age in certain areas within Torfaen.

Torfaen Families First

Employment / Disability / Early Years / Health / Education / Emotional & Mental Health

Families First Torfaen offers a range of support services to assist families that need support.

Torfaen Supporting People Programme

Housing Related Support / Homelessness /Promoting Independence/Sustaining your Tenancy

Torfaen Supporting People team can support you to live independently and prevent you from becoming homeless.

We can help you get the skills and knowledge you need to manage your own home, remain in your accommodation and feel part of your community.

Our housing-related support services are free of charge.