Today, the work of SHP’s Westminster Floating Support Service will greatly increase, thanks to the service being re-commissioned for another three years.

The service will now be working with 750 clients a year (up from 350), and will now move from working solely with clients with a link to mental health to a generic service open to all living in Westminster who need support in maintaining their tenancies.

The new model is a move away from traditional floating support, to a more digitally-minded service, which is strongly embedded in the community with a peer support-based approach.

We’ll also we working with Westminster Learning Disability Partnership to put on a drop in for people with autism, as well as working with a small group of care leavers.

Ally Ferguson, SHP Service Manager, said: ‘We’re delighted to significantly extend the scope of our work in Westminster, and look forward to supporting even more people to develop the resilience to sustain independent living and thrive in their community.’

Find out more about our floating support work.