Housing Related Support

We run specialist housing and support services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. The service is designed to help people develop the skills and confidence to live more independently.

Our housing related support services assist people who are experiencing issues with their housing. The service is available to people over the age of 18 living in the Wokingham Borough who need a period of intensive housing related support.

We work with the following client groups:

· People with mental health issues

· People with learning and or physical disabilities.

· Older people

· Families with support needs

· People with drug or alcohol issues

Support is offered in the following areas:

· Advice on rights and responsibilities to maintain a home

· Support to deal with financial issues

· Help to apply for financial assistance, including benefits

· Support to settle into a new home

· Assistance in dealing with neighbour disputes

· Signposting to other support and services available

· Liaison with other agencies

· Support to develop confidence

Each person will be allocated the most appropriate level of support depending on their needs.

This may include:

· Drop-in support for low-level needs

· Allocated support worker

A limited number of home visits are available for those unable to visit our office.

Service access criteria: People 18+ and a Wokingham resident
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A

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