Fife Visiting Support Services

The 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.  

What do we do

We currently provide support to over 200 people living throughout Fife.

The Fife Visiting Support Services provide tailored support to individuals to help them overcome the challenges and barriers they may face whilst helping them to achieve their own individual goals and find stability and independence.

Support is tailored to meet the needs of each individual and is delivered in a trauma-informed, person-centred manner using creative approaches to meet people's personal needs.

The Fife Visiting Support Services also offer the following service user groups:

  • Men’s group
  • Online cooking group
  • Link Toun Social (Choir)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Walking group

How we can help you

The Short-Term Housing Support team provides tenancy support, helping people through difficult times, teaching them useful coping strategies, and skills with the desired outcome of helping them sustain their tenancies.  The service works with young people aged 16-25 and adults 25+ based anywhere in Fife either in their home or in temporary accommodation.

The Care at Home Service supports young people 16-25 and adults 25+ in Fife with a range of challenges or disabilities to remain independent in their own homes.  

The Care at Home team can help service users with household tasks, social activities, and provide much needed respite for carers.

The Fife Refugee Resettlement Project supports refugees and their families based in Fife to live independently in Scotland.  The service supports people from their arrival in Scotland to becoming part of their communities, moving on to employment, studying, and volunteering.

Support is provided to help people build on their strengths and capabilities. Regular reviews are held which give the opportunity to refocus support time based on the person’s needs and help them achieve their goals.

It has made such a difference to my life and my relative's life knowing that we have support coming in. It has really helped and they are so caring and supportive.

Short Term Housing Support service user family member

How can you get support

Our services are available to Fife residents over the age of 16. 

Referrals to the Short-Term Housing Support service are made through a shared access referral system which is managed by the Trust in Fife Referral Team.

Referrals to the Care at Home service can be funded by Social Work Service as Self Directed Support or individuals can pay privately. 

Referrals to the Fife Refugee Resettlement Project come from the Home Office through the Fife Council. 

If you would like more information please contact us.

I write as a service user of LinkLiving to give thanks for their amazing help and support during the months of lockdown. I am a person who really needs ongoing help with a severe and enduring form of mental health problem, which is a real disability, and I need help to enable me cope with daily life and to keep my mental state stable. During this lockdown, which could have seen me spiralling down into depression or up into mania, it was the help of my support worker in constant contact every day who saved me and kept me buoyant. She kept me going day after day, week after week, when all my other friends and supports were missing. Not only did she phone me almost every day, encouraging me to get out of bed or do chores, not only did she give a sympathetic ear to all my problems and concerns and feelings, she also quite readily and willingly went to the shops to get things for me, like toiletries or medicines. She has been so reliable and helpful, and then she started seeing me in the garden as soon as she could: sometimes from week to week I saw only her. She became my one 'friendly face' in a long time of incredible loneliness and isolation. I honestly would not have got through it without her!

Fife Care at Home service user

Thank you to our funders

This service is funded by the Fife Council and Fife Public Social Partnership.