Supported housing choices
Access to supported housing generally follows a needs assessment by the council. Most of the time, we can provide housing with support for people with learning disabilities, people with mental health problems and people with long-term conditions.
There may come a time when you can no longer look after yourself at home.
Many people can get support from friends or relatives, and there is support available from the council to help you to stay in your own home. See our support at home section for more information.
If you're still finding it difficult to manage, you may want to consider other housing options which can provide visiting support or support on site.
Options for older people
If you're an older person, your options could include moving into:
Supported housing is often helpful if you would otherwise find it difficult to live independently, especially if it's the first time you've lived on your own, if you've been unwell or in residential care.
Supported housing can provide settled accommodation in the long term or can be used as a step towards independence for people who are in recovery or need linked care and support services for a short period of time, before moving on to their own accommodation.
Barnet has a range of supported housing services. Some are shared houses and some are blocks of self-contained flats. In some cases, support workers will visit all the residents, and others have support staff based on site depending on the level of need of the residents.
Most modern supported housing benefits from Telecare alarms and equipment to help people to stay independent.
Overnight support is provided in some buildings and can either be provided by waking staff members (for people who routinely require care overnight), or by a member of staff sleeping in.
The following providers have been appointed to Barnet’s framework and many have services available in borough.
• Creative Support
• Maison Moti Ltd
• Voyage Limited
• Care Wordwide (London) Ltd
• Outlook Care
• Your Choice Barnet Ltd
• One Housing Group
• Care Management Group
• Lifeways Community Care
• Richmond Fellowship
• Origin Housing
• Green Oak Living Solutions Ltd
• Metropolitan Support Trust
• Barnet Mencap
• Woodberry Housing NL Ltd (now Brunswick Supported)
• The Regard Partnership Ltd
• Liral Veget Training and Recruitment Limited
• Self Unlimited
• Langdon Community Ltd.
• Hillgreen Care & Support
• Shine Partnerships Ltd
• Angel Support Living Ltd
• Next Step Support Limited
• Dillon Care
• SGSL Limited
• Phoenix Community Care Ltd
• One Step Support (t/a One Step At a Time Limited)