Supported Housing Service
Who is the service for?
Men and women aged 18+ who are resident in Sheffield and have both a housing need and a history of problematic substance use. Applicants must be drug-free, having completed a treatment programme, and show commitment to maintaining this.
How is the service run?
We provide accommodation with key-worker support, in a 16 bedroom shared house in the south of Sheffield. Each resident has their own room and the use of communal facilities for cooking, bathing, laundry, TV etc. Tenants are fully involved in the service and in supporting each other socially, whilst developing skills for independent living.
What services are provided?
Secure accommodation with a shorthold tenancy in a drug-free environment for up to 2 years. Key-working. Help to avoid lapses and rebuild your life. Regular house meetings / consultation groups. Opportunities for social and group activities. Help and priority status for rehousing when it’s time to move on. The option of continuing support after moving on.
More information about Sheffield Supported Housing Service is available through the link (left)
Are there any rules?
Residents should have a positive and co-operative approach to communal living. Maintaining a safe and supportive home for our service users is our priority, and violent or abusive behaviour will not be tolerated. The house rules form part of the tenancy agreement and these include a ban on drug use and bringing alcohol onto the premises. Other rules include no children staying overnight and no pets.
How is the service paid for?
If the applicant is entitled to Housing Benefit this will usually cover the rent. The support is paid for by local authority Supporting People funding. There is only a small personal charge (approx £9.50 pw) for utilities and cleaning products. Full details will be provided on request.
What are the opening hours?
Our office (based in Ranmoor) is open 9.30 – 5.00 Monday to Friday.
How do I access the service?
Contact Sheffield Community Services on the details below. We accept referrals from all social care agencies, and from individuals who wish to refer themselves.
How do I get in contact?
Phone: 0114 263 2010