Intensive Supported Housing
The Intensive Supported Housing Scheme is a Multi Agency approach to providing support to achieve family independence rather than independent living. The Scheme is provided in Partnership with Portsmouth City Council and aims to maintain families in stable tenancies where there are ongoing support needs identified.
Who is it available to?
It is available to families in the Portsmouth area. However, families have to be referred to the scheme via the Supported Housing Panel, via Portsmouth City Council Housing Options Department. In most cases either one or both of the parents will have a learning difficulty, mental ill health, or physical disability where a longer term support has been identified.
What is on offer?
We provide long term on-going support in 4 main areas to develop skills and behaviours to promote and maintain family independence:
• Home Management • Budgeting • Parenting • Neighbour Issues
How does it work?
The Supported Housing Panel nominates families onto the scheme. All properties are Portsmouth City Council owned. We take the tenancy and sub let it to the nominated family. The family agree an action plan of support and we visit five days a week and work with the families in maintaining their tenancy and developing their skills and behaviours at the same time. Support can be long term with no specific period to remain on the scheme.
What does it cost?
Nothing to the Service User as the Service is funded by the Government’s Supporting People programme. However, each family will be responsible for rent, Service Charge and all normal utility bills.
For more information contact Temporary accommodation Service – Homeless Support Team
Alternatively use this link to the Portsmouth City Council web site: www.portsmouthcc.gov.uk