Supported Housing for Vulnerable People
Do you need help to live independently? Supporting People funds housing related support services to vulnerable people to enable them to live independently in the community.
Through the Supporting People programme, Dorset County Council funds a range of support services which aim to help vulnerable people live independently in the community.
These services include:
- Sheltered housing and extra care housing for Older People
- Supported housing for a wide range of other client groups
- Services which can be delivered to people in their own homes (such as "Floating Support" services or Home Improvement Agencies)
The County Council also funds care and support services for some groups (particularly people with a Learning Disability) from its community care budgets, outside the Supporting People programme.
For an interactive Directory of Supporting People services in Dorset, please go to Supporting People Service Directory.
The Supporting People programme is overseen by a partnership of the County Council, six district/borough councils, Probation and NHS Dorset.
The Supporting People Partnership Strategy 2012 to 2015 (pdf, 203kb) (opens in a new window) was revised during 2011/12.
Older people - Supported Housing
Information about Sheltered Housing, Extra Care Housing and the Home Improvement Agency.
Domestic Violence and Abuse - Supported Housing and Outreach
Dorset Supporting People fund refuge provision and housing related community based support for families and individuals experiencing or fleeing domestic violence or abuse.
Young people - supported housing
Dorset Supporting People fund shared accommodation with support for young people (aged between 16 years and 25 years) across Dorset.
Mental Health - Supported Housing
Dorset Supporting People fund shared and individual accommodation with support as well as community based housing related support for people with mental health issues.
Supporting People Strategy Consultation
Documents from previous consultations for the Supporting People Team.
Social Inclusion - Supported Housing
Dorset Supporting People fund shared accommodation with support for adults facing social exclusion (aged 18 years upwards) across Dorset.
Learning Disabilities - Supported Housing
Information about services funded by Supporting People for people with Learning Disabilities.
- Supporting people service directory
A complete list of Supporting People funded services in Dorset. You can search this list by Client Group or District, and can choose whether you want the services to include accommodation and/or disability adaptations.
- Supporting People Resources
Information on documents which need to be completed by Supporting People Providers.