Support at home
We want to help you to live as independently as possible in your own home.
From helping young people learn how to maintain their own tenancy, to befriending services to helping older and disabled people with tasks around the home we run a number of services that can help support independent living.
Ways we can help
We can help you:
- identify housing options
- set up a tenancy including accessing furnishings and decoration and setting up utilities
- support healthy lifestyles through cooking, menu planning, shopping
- maximise benefit entitlement
- access employment and training opportunities
- access specialist services
- get out into the community with the support from a befriender
We have a number of services in Central Scotland which provide support at home:
- Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide visiting tenancy support for people living in the community who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues, enabling them to live as independent a life as possible
- Fife Temporary Accommodation with Support provides short term accommodation with support at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- Fife Visiting Support Services work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently
- Edinburgh Young Persons' Service visiting housing support works with young people across Edinburgh who have experienced homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or have been in care, to find stability and independence
- Edinburgh Young Persons' Service SOYA (Supporting Our Young Adults) project provides housing and support for care experienced young people who are transitioning from local authority care, helping them to find stability and independence while planning for their future
- Steps To Success in Grangemouth provides residential accommodation and support for care-experienced young people aged 16-25 to help them to gain the skills needed to live independently before moving on to a permanent tenancy elsewhere
- The Older Persons' Service offers volunteer befriending, social cafes, and a Help to Stay at Home service to help older people aged 65+ who have become isolated, lonely, or who are affected by poor health, to meet others and stay in their homes as long as possible
If you would like more information about the services we offer or would like to access any of the services listed above please contact us.