Supported and older person's housing
5. Supported housing
Sometimes people require extra support to live in the community. Supported housing is usually self-contained accommodation with on-site or visiting support.
Supported housing may include housing specifically developed for:
- People with a learning and/or sensory disability
- People with mental health issues
- People with a physical disability
- People who are homeless
- Older people (please see the retirement and sheltered housing and extra care housing web pages)
Typical models of supported housing include:
- Supported tenancies – A range of accommodation which enables people to live independently, in a small group or alone, with an appropriate level of support.
- Shared houses
- Temporary accommodation for homeless people.