Supported housing is a free service that provides a combination of housing and services to help people maintain their tenancies and live more stable and productive lives. This factsheet summarises the different types of supported housing.
Sheltered housing schemes (sometimes called ‘warden controlled’) are properties especially designed for older people, usually 55 and over. The schemes are made up of self-contained flats and most have communal areas as well. There is a 24 hour emergency on-call system and a scheme manager. The schemes are run by housing associations. For more details of sheltered accommodation in Islington or an application form, visit our sheltered housing web pages.
Floating support is a free service to help people who have difficulty managing to keep their tenancy and are struggling to stay in their own home. It is available to single people, couples and families, including people with mental health, drug or alcohol problems. The support is temporary and can include help with rent arrears or eviction, benefits and debt advice, access to local services, referrals for specialist support, help to find training, education or employment.
You can find out more about housing related support on our main webpages.
Extra Care Sheltered Accommodation
Extra care sheltered accommodation is often a good alternative to residential care for people who are no longer able to manage completely on their own but want to be as independent as possible and have their own flat. Tenants have their own studio or one bedroom flat and there are carers on site to help with personal care and activities of daily life. Help is available in an emergency day or night. There are also communal areas for social activities and meals can be provided.
For more information please contact Islington Social Services Access and Advice Service on 020 7527 2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org