Supporting People is the method of funding support services you get as a supported housing tenant if you are eligible for Housing Benefit. The grant, which the council receives from central government via Lincolnshire County Council, helps to pay for the support services that help you stay in your home and maintain your independence.
Eligible Support Services included in the Supporting People grant:
- your scheme manager and the mobiles who are there in case you need help
- a community alarm or intercom system connected to the Care Centre.
Support services not covered by Supporting People include :
- home care services, such as visits from someone who prepares your meals, collects your shopping or gives your medication
- charges for heating, water services or communal facilities.
Will I still get housing benefit ?
Yes, you will still get housing benefit to help pay your rent and your non-support costs such as the charge for communal facilities. You must submit a claim for housing benefit through South Kesteven District Council.