How do I get Support

What is Housing Support?

The Housing Support Programme funds, monitors and develops supported housing and ‘housing related support’ services for vulnerable people.

Who does Housing Support support?

  • People who are homeless/potentially homeless, rough sleeping or vulnerably housed
  • Ex offenders
  • People with a physical disability or sensory Impairment
  • Vulnerable families (single/two parent)
  • People with developmental disorders e.g. Autism
  • People experiencing domestic abuse
  • People with drug and/or alcohol issues
  • Older people and frail elderly
  • Young people at risk, including care leavers
  • People with chronic illness, inc. HIV and AIDs
  • People with learning difficulties
  • People with mental health issues
  • Refugees and other minority groups

What services does Housing Support fund?

  • Supported housing
  • Community alarm services
  • Homeless hostels
  • Women’s refuges
  • Floating support, support provided in your own home
  • Direct access and crisis intervention services

What is Housing Related Support?

Housing related support helps people to gain the knowledge and skills needed to develop and/or maintain an individual’s capacity to live independently and contribute positively to the community.

What support can be offered?

  • Emotional support and advice
  • Signposting to other agencies
    • Drug and alcohol services
    • Education
    • Training and employment
    • Health services
  • Access community alarm services
  • Settle into and maintain your home
    • Managing a tenancy
    • Budget
    • Pay bills
    • Maximise income
  • Develop domestic and practical living skills
  • Meet people, join social activities and reduce loneliness and isolation
  • Move to safer or more appropriate accommodation
  • Increase your personal safety and security

Is there a charge for these services?

All services are free.
 

Monmouthshire Housing Support

Housing Support Team
County Hall
The Rhadyr
Usk
Monmouthshire
NP15 1GA

Telephone: 01633 740730
email: housingsupportservice2@monmouthshire.gov.uk
webpage: www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/homelessness-housing-support/housing-support

Caerphilly Housing Support

Ty Penallta
Tredomen Park
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed
CF82 7PG

Telephone: (01443) 864548
Fax: (01443) 864731
E-mail: supportingpeople@caerphilly.gov.uk
Text HOUSUPPORT to 81400

Torfaen Housing Support

Gateway
Housing Support Team
Torfaen County Borough Council
Civic Centre
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 6YB

Telephone: 01495 766949
Email: gateway@torfaen.gov.uk

 

Blaenau Gwent Housing Support

Floating Support
Housing Support Team
Social Services Directorate
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Anvil Court, Church Street
Abertillery
NP13 1DB

Tel: (01495) 354681/354683
Email: michelle.wyatt@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk Claire.davies@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
Email: supporting.people@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

Newport Housing Support

Housing Support Team
Newport City Council
Brynglas House
Brynglas Road
Newport
NP20 5QU

Tel: 01633 235201
Email: newport.gateway@newport.gov.uk
Webpage: http://www.newport.gov.uk/supportingpeople/