Supported housing and support in the community
Support to manage or sustain housing
We understand that some people need support to manage or sustain their housing. Supported housing is accommodation offered by a support provider. Residents in supported accommodation are allocated a Support Worker as part of their tenancy or licence agreement. The support worker will work with the resident throughout the duration of the stay with the aim of preparing them for a move onto independent living.
We have referral rights to various support organisations who can provide support relating to:
- Managing a tenancy
- Accessing benefits
- Daily living skills
- Accessing education, training and employment
- Accessing services
- Social development
- Moving on to independent living
The main support providers for the Borough are:
Two Saints have a small number of shared supported housing units including a young person’s provision for 16 to 21 year olds. They also offer housing information and advice drop-in sessions at various locations including Eastleigh House.
Winchester Churches Nightshelter provides specialist support to those who are homeless. The Nightshelter is a 17 bed facility in Winchester providing hot showers, washing facilities, clothes, toiletries, internet access, an evening meal, breakfast, and access to a local day centre for midday meals. There is one-to-one specialist support onsite to help you access benefits, apply for housing and refer you onto any other services that may be of benefit.
Fledge offer rooms in shared accommodation to those with housing and support needs. The rooms are furnished and the accommodations comprise of a shared kitchen and bathroom. Fledge are predominantly a young person’s support service but they are very flexible and will consider referrals outside of this remit.
Together is a support organisation providing housing and/or support to those with mental health needs. The service offers both intensive and lower level supported housing to meet varying needs. They also offer a community based support service for those in the community requiring support around their mental health needs.
STOP is a county-wide provider of support and refuge accommodation for those experiencing or fleeing domestic abuse. They facilitate a number of refuges across the Hampshire and Dorset areas with support provided onsite, together with a community-based support service.
The Langley House Trust is an offender rehabilitation scheme providing safe and stable accommodation with support specifically tailored to your needs.