60+ Floating Support Service

The service aims to help you manage and develop the skills you need to live independently in your home. We work with you to identify your needs and to find ways to achieving your goals. It is a free and flexible service provided by Southampton City Council and funded through the Better Care Fund.

How does it work?

You can be referred to the service by someone you know, such as a doctor, social worker or a family member, or you may contact us yourself.

A support worker will arrange to visit you and discuss your needs and your support is agreed with you. You will have a support plan which we regularly review with you to make sure you are receiving the right help at all times. How long you receive support for will entirely depend on your own individual needs and you will make the decision together with your support worker.

We can work with you regardless of what kind of accommodation you live in, except Housing Association Supported Housing, as you should receive support from your landlord. The service is available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

What support is available?

Support can be given on almost any issue by our friendly, trained, professional support staff. If your support worker is unable to help, they will put you in touch with a person or agency that will be able to assist.

The kind of things that we can help with are:

  • Problems with your housing
  • Completing forms
  • Managing debt and improving budgeting skills
  • Practical help with developing your daily living skills or support in an emergency
  • Accessing other services e.g. social services, benefit agencies or GPs
  • Putting you in touch with leisure and learning opportunities to have fun, focus on social interests and companionship
  • Advice on healthy living
  • Access to the community alarm systems such as City Telecare

How can I contact you?

You can contact the 60+ Floating Support Service on 023 8083 3675 or by emailing housing.support@southampton.gov.uk.