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Wherever possible we wish to encourage people to remain in their own home. Sometimes people need some extra support to do this. We have a highly developed service which can help people to remain living in their own homes.

Our Floating Support service can provide support in your own home and is funded by Supporting People. This service 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 centred 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.
  •  Developing 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.

Service Criteria

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.