Floating support is the term used to describe support that is provided by support workers to people in their own homes.
Newport City Council and its partners offer a range of housing-related support services including for people experiencing domestic abuse, with memory loss or dementia, with learning disabilities, mental health issues and developmental disorders.
Examples of the support available include:
- Advice and support to claim benefits and manage debts
- Advice and assistance with budgeting and managing bills
- Help to deal with correspondence, forms and form filling
- Advice on issues such as aids and adaptations and safety and security
- Support to develop or re-learn daily living skills, such as cooking and cleaning
- Assistance to contact relatives and agencies such as doctors or social workers
- Support to access education, employment, voluntary work and training
- Assistance with managing accommodation or applying for more suitable accommodation
- Support to identify and participate in social, leisure and sport activities
- Sign-posting to other services and agencies
There is no charge to service users for floating support services
The supporting people team takes referrals, including self-referrals, for a number of housing-related floating support services for people living in Newport.
Download a Floating support services referral form (Word document)
Download a Self-referral Floating Support services form (Word document)
Alternatively email email@example.com to request a form or for further information.