Cumbria County Council, through Supporting People, funds, monitors, reviews and improves housing related support services to provide additional assistance and support to enable vulnerable people to live independently.
This is done in partnership with Local Housing Authorities, Adult & Local Services, Health, Probation, Registered Social Landlords, Users and Carers and the Voluntary and Private sector.
Most people want to be able to live independently in the place they choose, but this is not always possible because some need additional support.
Housing related support can range from short term hostels, sheltered housing and independent tenancies. It can also include tenancies in shared accommodation and purpose built schemes.
People can receive housing related support for as long as it is needed. Access to support is through the Central Access Point (CAP), for those people who require short term accommodation or floating support.
What does Housing Related Support Cover?
Some examples of the types of things that housing related support can help with are:
Who can Supporting People services help?
How to access The Central Access Point (CAP)?
For short term accommodation or floating support a Central Access Point referral form will need to be completed and returned to:
Supporting People Team, Adult & Local Services, Cumbria County Council, 4th Floor Civic Centre, Rickergate, Carlisle, CA3 8QG or faxed to 01228 221476 addressed FAO Supporting People.
Enquires can be made to CAP phone line - 01228 221548.
A copy of the referral form can be downloaded below.