Homelessness

We provide supported housing for adults aged 18 or over, who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness. We help people to build their self-confidence and skills to become self-reliant. 

This can include a variety of help, advice and information from accessing drug and alcohol abuse services to gaining employment.

Support is tailored to each person’s individual needs using the Homelessness Star model and may include:

  • Maintaining a tenancy and dealing with correspondence
  • Managing finances, including budgeting and benefits
  • Overcoming a dependence on addictive substances
  • Daily living skills, including cooking, cleaning and shopping
  • Building confidence, resilience and self-esteem
  • Accessing education, training and employment

Some schemes only provide support with housing management. This type of supported housing is suitable for people who need limited assistance to help maintain their tenancy, such as:

  • Managing anti-social behaviour
  • Issuing and enforcing occupancy agreements
  • Mediation of neighbour disputes
  • Managing rent and rent arrears

We also offer move-on services to support residents to help their transition into their own independent accommodation, as well as providing floating support services where people are supported within their community.

Homeless Support and Housing Contacts

If you or someone you know finds themselves homeless and in crisis, your first point of contact should be your local authority housing team.

You can find these contact details along with other national organisations below:

The CAB logo ​

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice can provide confidential, impartial and independent advice on a range of issues including housing.

Local authority housing team

The Gov.uk logo

Your local authority should be able to provide advice and assistance if you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Shelter

The Shelter logo

Shelter's website contains detailed information on homelessness, finding a place to live, paying for a home, families and relationships, renting and leasing, repairs and bad conditions, eviction and repossession.

Street Link

The StreetLink logo

Street Link is a website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England about rough sleepers in their area. 

Disclaimer: Sanctuary Supported Living has no official partnership arrangement with these organisations.

For further information:

To find a Supported Living scheme in your area, view our Service listings and locations. For more information about the services we offer, visit our Personalisation page or read our Supported Living Life Stories.​