The Floating Support Service is designed to help young people aged 16-25 and covers the Swindon Council area providing a person-centred approach designed to empower young people, supporting them to become independent and realise their full potential in every aspect of their life.
The service supports young people who are in need of support regarding, but not limited to, homelessness, education and employment.
The eligibility criteria for the service is non gender specific and for young people aged 16 – 25, in need of housing related support. For example this could be young people who are; homeless, threatened with homelessness or are moving on from supported housing or hostel accommodation.
Each customer receives support in their own home each week and the hours depend on the level of support needed. This can be intense at the beginning then reduce as required as the customer becomes more independent.
An individual tailored support plan is developed and delivered with each customer which covers:
- housing needs
- prevention of homelessness
- children/social services
- budgeting and debt prevention including benefits
- mental health (signposting to relevant services)
- benefits application
The ultimate aim of the service is to ensure that customers become independent of the support and have the confidence and competence to move forward without support.
We also work with number of services and agencies across Swindon who are also able to refer. This includes;
- Family Nurses
- Health Visitors
- Social Services