Shropshire Council

Support services

Floating support - Sustain

This support service helps vulnerable people to develop the skills, confidence and experience to be able to look after their home and finances, and live independently in their community. Support is given through individual and group support, and helps people to develop their own networks and friendships.

Group activities and training are also hosted in local areas covering a wide range of topics, with the aim of increasing personal skills and confidence.

Sustain support can help you with:

  • Budgeting - reducing household bills and making ends meet
  • Benefits - applications and appeals
  • Finding a new home, a lodger, house swap or house share
  • Avoiding eviction
  • Contacting services, groups and agencies
  • Coping in your own home - managing your post, bills and appointments
  • Aids and adaptations - changing your property to suit your needs
  • Becoming involved in the community - activities, events and groups
  • Staying safe - coping with domestic violence, household security
  • Finding social care or help at home

Independent Living Partnership (ILP)

The ILP’s role is to help, guide and support a variety of people who are in crisis, where their housing is not suitable (or other problems) in the Shropshire area. The Housing Options Team may refer you for support from ILP.

Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP)

You may be able to apply for help with paying your rent if you have a shortfall, or assistance with deposit/rent in advance for securing a new property. Please take a look at our Benefits section for more information.

Local Support and Prevention Fund LSPF

The LSPF helps vulnerable people who are facing crisis, or who may need help to stay independent in the community. It's there to meet short-term immediate needs and isn't a cash scheme - cash would only be given if there was no other way of meeting need. Please take a look at our Benefits section for more information.