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Supporting People Services - Wrexham

Supported Housing
CAIS' Supported Housing Projects enable people to live independently in the community by providing accommodation and practical support to learn the skills needed to keep a tenancy.

Floating Support
This service offers support to people who are concerned about their alcohol or drug use, and/or need help with keeping a tenancy, or need support to live safely in their own home.

Examples of the type of support offered are:

  • Life skills training e.g. cooking/looking after the house
  • Help with claiming benefits and form filling
  • Support to access leisure activities or hobbies
  • Help/advice with budgeting/managing debt
  • Help with daily living tasks such shopping
  • Organising access to professional help e.g. medical/legal
  • Organising access to education/training or employment

To be eligible for the service you must:

  • Have a history of drug or alcohol misuse
  • Be currently abstinent from drugs and alcohol
  • Need intensive support for a period to manage and keep a tenancy
  • Be committed to developing and maintaining a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle and be willing to participate in a personal support plan

Doorstop Floating Support Scheme
This service is for offenders or those at risk of offending who have a chaotic lifestyle due to a drug or alcohol issue (current or past). The service aims to reduce the offending behaviour and to address the substance misuse to enable the service user to maintain their tenancy/secure a longer term tenancy. The scheme is for people over the age of 16 who are in 28 day emergency accommodation, temporary accommodation with a promise of a tenancy, or have their own tenancy. Service users must be willing to address their offending behaviour, be in/willing to be in treatment, and be motivated to change their lifestyle.

Doorstop Accommodation Scheme
This service is for prison leavers only who have a drug issue. The service aims to reduce the offending behaviour and to address the substance misuse. The scheme is for people over the age of 18 and is single person occupancy. Service users must be willing to address their offending behaviour, be in/willing to be in treatment, and be motivated to change their lifestyle.

Referrals are made by the Prison Service, Shelter Cymru, Probation

For full details on how to refer to this service contact:
Yvonne Wild, Senior Officer - Housing and Support
yvonne.wild@cais.org.uk
17 Egerton Street, Wrexham
Tel: 07767 168469