What is Supported Housing?
Supported Housing is a housing scheme where accomodation, support and sometimes care services are provided as an integrated package. Some schemes are long-term designed for people who need support to live independently, others are short-term, designed to help people acquire the emotional and practical skills needed to move on into more mainstream housing. The focus for Supported Housing is to empower and enable vulnerable people to maintain their tenancy and live as independently as possible.
Our aim is to provide both HOUSING & SUPPORT to help VULNERABLE people live as independently as possible in their community, hence tackling and preventing societal issues such as homelessness, domestic violence & mental health breakdowns
West Midlands Housing Limited specialises in Supported Housing in and around the Birmingham Area, in response to a growing need for quality social housing. We are members of The National Landlords Association & fully certified with The Midland Landlord Accreditation Scheme.
Accommodation & Support Services
West Midlands Housing Limited has a considerable portfolio of properties and accommodation, including houses, flats & hostels situated in and around Birmingham to offer support for social housing. Supported housing can be in a shared house, hostel or self-contained flats.
There is also our Flagship Women’s Refuge which is safe, secure and equipped with 24-hour CCTV.
Accommodation is allocated according to individual needs which will be assessed during a preliminary interview. Our high quality supported housing accommodation includes the following as standard:
- Clean & Tidy Room Which You Can Access 24 Hours a Day
- Communal Bathroom/Toilet Area
- Kitchen Facilities
- Access to Laundry Facilities
- Communal Cleaning & General Maintenance/Inspections
- Regular Support From Our Dedicated Supported Housing Team
- 24 Hours Out-Of-Hours Emergency Support line to Provide Out-Of-Hours Support and Assistance
- Our Supported Housing Team works very closely with the local Authority & Police by holding regular meetings in order to discuss security, share intelligence and improve our service. We also work in partnership alongside other relevant agencies and charities, such as Shelter, St. Basils, National Zakat Foundation, Birmingham Crisis Centre, and many more.