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Introduction to Supporting People

Supporting People is a fund to help people to be in their own home and lead independent lives wherever possible. This might be hostel accommodation, supported housing or floating support. We give people the right support so that they can work towards living in their own home and being as independent as possible.

Who do we help?

  • People with nowhere to live who are homeless
  • People who are sleeping rough
  • Families with nowhere to live
  • People who are experiencing or at risk from domestic abuse
  • Teenagers who are leaving care, facing a lot of risks or becoming a parent themselves
  • People who are working with probation services
  • People from the gypsy/traveller community

What do we do?

St Helens Borough Council provides some of the help and we also use different organisations to give support to people who need help.

We make sure that they provide a good service so that people can get the support that they need. That might be supported accommodation with staff available 24 hours a day or floating support when someone visits you at home 

There are lots of different ways to support people who have different needs. Supporting People work with other agencies like probation, health services and social care to make sure we are giving the right help, to the right people.

Useful information

  • If you are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and need to access emergency accommodation, please contact St Helens Housing Options & Advice Service on 01744-675150.
  • If you are experiencing domestic abuse, you can find national support and guidance. You can also contact our Housing Options & Advice Service on 01744 675150 to talk through suitable accommodation options.
  • You will find more information about current providers here (PDF) [116KB] .

Other information about the service

For Supporting People Providers

If you have any queries relating to payments, performance indicator requirements or changes to your contract terms, please contact us via email.

Contact us

Telephone us on 01744-676152 or email supportingpeople@sthelens.gov.uk