Supporting People in Sefton
General Information on
What is Supporting People and Who is it for?
What is Supporting People and Who is it
The Supporting People Programme helps vulnerable people over
the age of 16 - who are responsible for their own tenancy - to live
in their own home or to work towards living in their own home by
offering them the opportunity to obtain housing related
support. This is different to providing personal care.
Housing related support is reminding and enabling an individual to
do something for his/herself, whilst personal care assists the
person to do something.
The Supporting People Programme helps different types of
- Older people with support needs
- Older people with mental illhealth and dementia
- Frail elderly
- People with mental health problems
- People with a learning disability
- People with a physical disability or sensory impairment
- Single homeless people and rough sleepers
- People with drug/alcohol problems
- Offenders and those at risk of offending
- Young people at risk or leaving care
- Teenage parents
- Women or men escaping domestic abuse
- People with HIV/AIDS
- Other vulnerable groups which require housing-related
An easy-read version of our information booklet is available
here or on request from the Supporting People team.
(This document may be revised or replaced following the
outcome of the current Supporting People review.)
Last Updated on 6/22/2012