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Supported housing

If you need a fairly high level of support in order to live in your own property then you may find supported housing is more suitable for you than living on your own.

Supported housing will in many cases, give you your own living space and may have some areas such as a communal lounge or bathroom that you share with other residents. You will have a support worker on hand in the property to help you with any particular difficulties you may have as well as work with you to prepare you for moving into your own property.

Supported housing projects are not treated as long term places to live, but will be somewhere you can stay whilst you learn the skills to deal with the responsibilities of having your own place.

Most supported housing projects in Swansea will have a commitment from the council and the local housing associations to help find permanent housing when you are ready to move out of supported housing.

Some supported projects will offer you help and somewhere to live regardless of your needs, other projects will only deal with certain needs.

For example some projects will help you if you are:

  • a young person
  • an older person
  • homeless
  • experiencing domestic abuse
  • someone with mental health or learning disabilities
  • needing support for alcohol or drug addiction
  • someone with a history of offending

For more information on supported housing, contact Housing Options.

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