Supporting People

What is the Supporting People Programme?


The Supporting People Programme funds a wide range of innovative housing related support services for vulnerable people across Gwent, who may be at risk of losing their homes and their independence.  


The preventative nature of the Supporting People Programme supports local, regional and national policy objectives that help people to live independently in the community.  Supporting People services help prevent homelessness, social exclusion, isolation and institutionalisation.  Services also help with the reduction of crime and disorder.

The specific aims of the Supporting People Programme are:


  • Helping vulnerable people live as independently as possible

  • Providing people with the help they need to live in their own homes, hostels, sheltered housing or other specialist     housing

  • Preventing problems in the first place or providing help as early as possible in order to reduce demand on other       services such as health, social services and housing.

  • Providing help to complement the personal or medical care that some people may need

  • Putting those who need support at the heart of the Programme.

  • Ensuring quality services, which are delivered as efficiently and effectively as possible through joint working             between organisations that plan and fund services and those that provide services

  • Providing funding for support based on need

  • Promoting equality and reducing inequalities.


What is Housing Related Support?

Supporting People funds a range of housing-related support services to help vulnerable people remain in their own homes or settle/resettle into the community and include supported housing schemes such as homeless hostels, domestic abuse refuges and floating support services (housing related support provided within a person’s home or alternative suitable location).  Activities that are eligible for funding are included in the Gwent Supporting People Allowable Activities document (document attached above)


The following are examples of the type of housing related support offered by the Programme:

  • Advice with budgeting/managing your money.

  • Helping to get advice on benefits and grants.

  • Support to improve confidence and self-esteem.

  • Help to develop daily living skills.

  • Help and advice with housing problems.

  • Help to access other services and opportunities e.g. health, housing, employment and education.


Who Can Benefit from the Programme?

Supporting People provides housing-related support services to a wide range of vulnerable people including:

  • Men, women and families experiencing domestic abuse

  • People with learning difficulties and developmental disorders/Autistic Spectrum Conditions

  • People experiencing mental ill health

  • People with drug and/or alcohol problems

  • People with refugee status

  • Young care leavers and vulnerable 16 to 24 year olds

  • People with a physical and/or sensory disability

  • People with a criminal offending history

  • People aged 55+ with support needs

  • Vulnerable single and two-parent families

  • People with chronic illnesses, including HIV and AIDS

  • Vulnerable single people

  • People with a range of issues and complex/multiple issues


Please contact your local Supporting People team for further information:


Blaenau Gwent


Tel: 01495 354682




Tel: 01443 864548




Tel: 07872696489




Tel: 01633 235201




Tel: 01495 766949


Regional Development Co-ordinator Gwent


Tel: 01495 355975


Or use these links to access their directories of local services:


Blaenau Gwent





A web page is currently unavailable; please contact the Supporting People team for the Monmouthshire directory of services.