Having a home which is safe and affordable is generally considered to be a basic need. Stable surroundings help to maintain health and wellbeing. Poor housing or homelessness can contribute to the development of mental health problems or can make existing mental health problems more difficult to manage.
One of our aims of our Floating Support Service is to ensure people with mental health issues remain independent wherever possible, and we can best offer that support in an environment that is safe and secure – their own homes and local communities.
Our Floating Support Service works with individuals with mental health issues in Southampton that have housing related problems. Floating Support describes the way in which we deliver this service, by visiting people in their homes or within their local community rather than coming to us. Our Support Workers visit clients at home to provide practical help and support to help people maintain their accommodation and continue to live an independent life. The service provided is time limited and based on an individual’s Support Plan.
Support can be offered to those with a direct housing need around issues such as:
- Help to access benefits
- Debt and budgeting advice
- Accessing suitable housing advice
- Support and practical help with moving to other accommodation
- Advice on accessing community facilities, education and employment services
How to access this service
To access this service you must be:
- Aged 18-60 years old
- Living in Southampton
- Have a mental health problem
- Allocated to a Community Mental Health Team
For more information, please email the Floating Support Project firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, a contact telephone number and a brief summary of your enquiry and we will respond to you as soon as we can. Alternatively you could ring us on 023 8022 7512.