Supported and sheltered housing
Supporting People is a government programme that funds, monitors and develops housing support services to provide additional assistance and support to enable vulnerable people to live independently.
Most of us aim to be able to live independently in the place we choose, but this is not always possible for everyone because some people need additional support.
Some examples of the types of things that housing related support services can help you with are:
- Learning domestic, life or social skills in order to become more independent;
- Assistance in applying for benefits, budgeting and managing debts;
- Finding somewhere to live and setting up home;
- Gaining access to other support or community services;
- Finding out about work or training;
- Dealing with other professionals, family and neighbours and advocating on your behalf;
- Keeping an eye on your wellbeing; and
- Providing alarm systems to enable people to call for help in an emergency.
These services are provided by a number of different providers across North Yorkshire on a short or long-term basis.
Related information from NHS Choices
Disability and independent living
More than one million disabled adults live alone in the UK. With the right support and facilities, leading an independent life with a physical or learning disability is now more achievable than ever. For more information see the Disability and independent livingpage from NHS Choices.
Disability and social care
Information about disability and social carefrom NHS Choices including living with a disability; independent living; adjusting to disability; and working with disability.
Your health, your way
The Your health, your wayguide from NHS Choices provides information about long-term conditions and self care and includes sections on your healthcare; courses and support; healthy living; help at home; and money and legal issues.