Vulnerable people housing support to express individuality - The Leamington Observer

Vulnerable people housing support to express individuality

Leamington Editorial 4th Aug, 2019   0

VULNERABLE people in Warwickshire can be assured they will be treated as individuals says the boss of the charity taking over accommodation-based housing related support in the county.

P3 has been commissioned by Warwickshire County Council to deliver the service for vulnerable people aged 25 plus across the county.

P3 – which already provides ‘floating’ housing related support in Warwickshire including street outreach to people sleeping rough – has taken over the running of the service from HomeGroup which has provided it for the past three years.

P3’s service will provide support, including accommodation, to people for up to two years to enable them to gain skills needed to then move on to live independently in the community – with the aim of preventing problems that can cause homelessness, hospitalisation or institutional care.




P3 CEO Mark Simms said: “P3 truly understands the importance of support that promotes stability and enables people to continue living within the security of their own homes.

“Our approach is to not offer a one-size fits all service, but to see each client as an individual and offer bespoke, tailored support to enable them to overcome their own personal barriers.


“Together, we will work to ensure people are informed and engaged with, and the transition to P3 is both smooth and positive for the people accessing the service.”

County adult social care and health spokesman Coun Les Caborn said housing related support was a key part of the authority’s commitment to supporting the most vulnerable people in Warwickshire.

He added: “The council knows that our customers prefer to live independently and we support them in doing so. Not only is it their preference but it also enables us to make our resources go further.

“We are pleased to be working with P3 to support Warwickshire residents to gain the skills to maintain their independence and lead happy, healthy lives.”

* In addition to the accommodation-based service for people 25 plus, there are three other well established services housing related support services working in the county:

* Salvation Army Housing Association – Accommodation-based support for young people aged 16-24.

* St Basils – Floating support for young people aged 16 to 24.

* Together for Mental Wellbeing – Floating support for people with disabilities aged 16 and above.

Visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/hrs for more details about these services, including a referral form.

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