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Support in your home options

There are a range of options available within Eden District for people who need help and support to live independently. Some of these services provide long term support and some are short term for up to two years.

Supported Housing

Supported housing is specialist accommodation for people with support needs. Some schemes provide 24 hour staff cover whilst others have staff on site during the day. There are schemes for people with different needs including:

  • Young people aged 16-25
  • People with mental health problems
  • Elderly people

If you think you need specialist supported accommodation, you can contact the Housing Options service at Eden Housing Association who will be able to discuss your requirements and make a referral if appropriate.

Floating Support

Floating support is a visiting support service for people who are able to live independently in their own home but need some additional support, for example:

  • Help with budgeting, paying bills and claiming housing benefit
  • Help with learning everyday living skills such as cooking
  • Advice and signposting to other agencies
  • Help to access training, education and employment

The main providers of floating support in the district are Impact Housing Association and CASS. You can contact them direct if you think you need floating support.

If you are an older person or disabled and a resident of Eden Housing Association, you can contact the Mobile Support service at Eden Housing Association.

Supporting People

Supporting people is a Government funding programme that pays for some housing related support services including sheltered housing, supported housing and floating support. In Cumbria, the funding is administered by the Supporting People Team based at the County Council.

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