Independent living through floating support in the community

The aim of our floating support services are to ensure that people live as independently as possible in their community.

Through these services, we provide assistance commissioned by a local authority or paid through Personal Budgets to a number of people living with mental health need.

Floating support in the community

We offer floating support to people living in the community to help improve their mental and emotional wellbeing, and to address associated difficulties such as substance misuse, social isolation, homelessness and family breakdowns. It is our aim that people who use our services:

  • Have more choice, responsibility and control over their lives.
  • Increase their confidence and independence.
  • Gain a better understanding of their own recovery and coping strategies for managing their wellbeing.
  • Know more about the opportunities available to them in the wider community.
  • Enjoy a valued social role and the opportunity to contribute and have a say in the services provided.
  • Are aware of the various community facilities and activities and are encouraged to participate.

Floating support services are delivered by Support Time and Recovery (STR) Workers who are available from 7am to 10pm, 365 days a year. They provide:

  • Short-term intervention and signposting
  • Intensive and higher level support
  • Optional on-call service available

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