The Supported Housing Team based within Housing Services CBS, play a key role in the prevention of homelessness. This is done through the provision of outreach support to some of the most vulnerable people within the borough of Gateshead supporting them to remain independent within their own homes.
We work in partnership with over 25 agencies including The Gateshead Housing Company, the voluntary sector and other statutory agencies. In 2007 we supported 381 households to live independently, reducing the need for other agencies to provide support and assistance to these households.
During 2007 the Council's Supported Housing Service was focused around developing and expanding the service to meet demand and ensure a quality of service for supported households.