We provide housing related support to a wide range of vulnerable people who without support would be at risk of becoming homeless.
Who provides the support?
We commission support providers within the private and voluntary sectors to provide support within Carmarthenshire. All of the providers who we fund under the Supporting People Programme can be found in the Directory of Housing Related Support Services.
How do we help people who need support?
We offer vulnerable people the opportunity to improve their life through greater independence. For example we can help elderly people to remain in their own homes by funding visiting support services or help young people leaving care learn the skills they need to live on their own. We can help you with
• filling in benefit forms
• accessing your community
• life skills
What does the programme include?
Supporting People includes the cost of support services in all sheltered housing, housing with support for people with mental health problems, learning difficulties, physical disabilities, women fleeing domestic violence, homeless people, vulnerable parents, young people at risk, travellers, ex offenders, drug treatment orders, and probation users. It also includes funding for Community Alarm services.
How do I access support?
If you require support and are at risk of becoming homeless please contact one of the customer service centres who will be able to give you advice on your housing needs.
You can also complete the common referral form and send it to us by post, email or alternatively drop it into one of the customer service centres. The common referral form can also be sent directly to the provider.
Is there a charge for support?
The support provided through most Supporting People floating support schemes in Carmarthenshire is free of charge, as is the support provided in women’s refuges, homeless hostels and some mental health group homes.
Other services still have a support charge associated, such as sheltered and extra care accommodation, lifeline alarms, and all supported living for people with learning disabilities and mental health issues. The cost of support depends on the type of scheme and the intensity of the support. Ability to meet the cost of support charges for these schemes can be means-tested so that all or part of the support charge can be met by Supporting People Programme Grant.