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Supported Housing

What is supported housing?

Supported Housing is accommodation for people that need some support to help them to live independently. People living in supported housing have a support worker, often referred to as a key worker, who can help with everyday housing related issues, such as filling out forms to claim Housing Benefit, help to budget, advice and support about education, employment and training and assessing when you no longer need support.

Examples of supported housing are Worthing Foyer, the Phoenix Project, Sanctuary Housing, the Independent Living Scheme and Sheltered Housing.

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How do I apply for supported housing?

Supported Housing in Adur

Supported Housing in Adur is based on individual referrals to any available scheme. Please contact us for further details.

Supported Housing for young people and people with mental health problems in Worthing

Supported Housing for young people and people with mental health problems in Worthing is accessed by completing a referral form which is then discussed at a Panel to decide the most suitable accommodation to meet your need.

Supported Housing for elderly people

Supported Housing for elderly people is generally accessed via Choice Based Lettings (Housing Register) with the exception of Extra Care Housing.

Adur District Council provides sheltered housing for older people. It is available to rent or buy locally. All council schemes have the security of a 24-hour emergency call service, as well as daily contact from a Housing Support Officer.

You can discuss sheltered housing for you or a relative by contacting us.

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How long do I have to wait to get supported housing?

The length of time it takes depends on whether there are any vacancies available at the time you apply or whether you are on a waiting list.

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How long can I live in supported housing?

If you are moving into sheltered housing or extra care housing you can stay there indefinitely as there are no time limits attached to this type of housing.

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What happens when I have to leave supported housing?

If you are asked to leave your supported housing due to your behaviour or because you have not paid your rent, you may seek advice about any other housing options that may be available to you. However, it is very unlikely that the Council would be able to provide you with any accommodation or refer you to another supported housing project.

If you are ready to move on from supported housing, your support worker will discuss your options with you. You may be nominated to the Council to be prioritised through the Register of Housing Need or you may be encouraged to seek alternative accommodation in the private rented sector.

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