Housing related support services help people to live independently or move on to independent living. This can include people receiving support to:

  • set up and maintain their home
  • manage safety and security of their accommodation
  • maintain their health and wellbeing
  • develop their life skills, such as cooking, cleaning and budgeting skills
  • apply for benefits
  • access other services
  • get advice and advocacy in connection with housing or tenancy matters

Who is housing related support for?

Housing related support services help people to live independently or move on to independent living. There are many different groups of people who may benefit from housing related support, including:

  • older people or frail elderly
  • people with mental health problems
  • homeless people
  • women at risk of domestic violence
  • people with substance misuse problems
  • offenders
  • young people and teenage parents
  • people with physical or sensory disabilities
  • people with learning disabilities

How can I receive housing-related support?

In Wirral, there are a number of housing-related support services that can assist you in your own home. These are called ‘Floating Support’ services.

If you think that you may need housing-related support:

Safe accomodation draft strategy

This is Wirral’s first (draft) strategy for the provision of support in safe accommodation. The strategy sets out how Wirral Council’s Housing Department, in partnership with members of the Domestic Abuse Alliance, will respond to our statutory duties under the new Domestic Abuse Act and explore ways to improve the offer of support in safe accommodation to meet identified need over a three-year period.

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