Supported housing

Supported housing is accommodation for people who require additional support to learn the skills to help them live independently. People that live in Supported housing will have support workers who can help with everyday issues and offer advice. They also teach valuable skills such as budgeting and applying for jobs.

Types of supported accommodation

Specialist supported accommodation provide support for other groups of vulnerable people in housing need. These include people with alcohol and drug problems, mental health sufferers and ex-offenders. There are many sorts of supported accommodation, ones that support younger people and others which work with generally older people.

Accessing supported accommodation

Suffolk Coordination Service

Suffolk Coordination Service is delivered by St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath District Council working in partnership with Suffolk County Council. It enables individuals experiencing homelessness to access supported housing. Supported housing is available to individuals and families aged over 16 with support needs who would benefit from this type of accommodation.

For more information, Visit the Suffolk Coordination Service website