Housing related support services
Richmond Council would like to be able to offer a home immediately to all residents who need one, but the demand for accommodation exceeds supply.
You may feel that you need extra support for a number of reasons. These could be because of your age, a disability, poor physical or mental health, a drink or drug problem, or domestic violence.
What services are available?
Richmond Council can help with temporary housing, housing associations and co-operatives and homelessness prevention. For more information visit our apply for housing section and follow the links.
We also fund housing related support to help vulnerable people, such as those who are older, to keep living independently in their own homes, or those who are making the transition to moving into their own home after leaving care. Support is also available for the homeless and those leaving institutions, such as prison, to move into and set up their own homes. It may be provided in hostels, sheltered housing and shared supported housing or to people in their own homes.
The type of support covered includes debt counselling, life skills such as cooking and DIY, access to training courses and work experience, form filling and applying for welfare benefits, setting up regular utility bill payments, re-housing from temporary accommodation, housing problems such as maintenance or difficulties with neighbours and the provision of emergency alarms. These services are mainly run by voluntary organisations and access to them is through various borough housing panels or by contacting the organisations directly, depending on the type of service being offered.
Visit Housing for further information about the services available and relevant contact details.