Support In Your Own Home

Wherever possible we wish to encourage people to remain in their own home. Sometimes people need some extra support to do this. We have developed three services which can help people who live in their homes. Each of them is differently funded and provides different levels of support but they all aim to support people to be as independent as possible.

We have Floating Support which can provide support in your own home and is funded by Supporting People.

We have our Home Support Service that provides much more intensive support to people and is funded by Adults and Communities.

All of these services can be purchased by people’s Direct Payments or Individualised Budgets

Floating Support

Floating Support offers support on an appointment basis to people aged 18 to 65 living within their own accommodation whether the accommodation is rented, brought or private, throughout Birmingham. The service offers support to help people maintain a tenancy and live an independent life.

Person centered support is offered based on an individual’s needs. The support from the team is underpinned by key aspects of recovery, hope, respect and personal growth.

The support can include:

  • Support to maintain a tenancy (paperwork, budgeting, environment, health and safety)
  •  Health and wellbeing support
  •  Develop Social Networks
  •  Accessing Community Facilities i.e. leisure, work and education
  •  Confidence building

All service users are encouraged to be actively involved in designing their support package, in the running of each service and the organisation.

All people receiving a service will be offered a Support Worker.

Support is available between 9.00am and 9.00pm, seven days a week (where needed hours can be flexible to meet the needs of the service or an individual).

The service covers the whole of Birmingham.

The service is funded by Supporting People. In order to receive the service you need to be living within Birmingham, have your own home or tenancy or be needing support to secure your own home/tenancy.

To be referred to this service, please contact our Support Services on 0121 359 1151.

Home Support Service

Our Home Support Service, is currently operating at maximum capacity and we are currently unable to accept any more referrals to this service.

We will continue to update this page with our progress.

You can find further information about this service here; Home Support Service

Older Adults Service

Our Older Adults Outreach Service came to an end on 5th October 2015 and we are currently in process of exploring new options as to how we can support people aged 65 and older living in the community who are experiencing mental health issues, including dementia.

We will continue to update this page with our progress.