Supporting People

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Who can Supporting People help?

Answer: People who are vulnerable may be able to get housing related support including homeless people, older people, young people at risk, those who are blind, partially sighted or hard of hearing, travellers, teenage parents, people escaping domestic violence, those with a drug or alcohol problem, those with learning or physical disabilities, those with HIV or AIDS, those who have recently come out of prison and those with a mental health problem.

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Question: What is Supporting People?

Answer: Supporting People is a service for vulnerable people who need help with claiming benefits, avoiding eviction, budgeting, developing life skills and dealing with neighbour disputes. This is done together with local housing authorities, probation, health, registered social landlords and the voluntary and private sectors. The Supporting People team have the job of checking the organisations that provide support on the Island. They manage the provider's contracts, control the funding and pay them and collect information for the government about the programme. - Related Link

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