Supported Living: Who We Can Help

19th December 2019

At Falcon Housing Association, we believe everyone has the right to independent living. Our mission is to provide nationwide support and social housing for vulnerable adults who may not have chance to live independently otherwise. From providing a home to helping them further their independence, to providing professional support along the way, we’re dedicated to our cause and are determined to make a difference.

In our experience, most people know an adult who is vulnerable who might need supported living, but may not know where to turn or who to ask for help. In this post, we’ll look at some of the types of people housing associations can help – and perhaps you could join us in making a difference today.

How to identify who’s vulnerable

First of all – what does ‘vulnerable’ really mean? Well, we believe it’s a case of how independent you are. Those who can’t properly care for themselves or look after their interests are deemed ‘vulnerable’. They can be at risk of physical and metal harm and even exploitation, so supported living is important. Here are some examples.

 

  • Those with illnesses

 

People who are ill may not be able to carry out necessary daily tasks. They might need to remember to take medications as well, or have reminders about important appointments.

 

  • Those with disabilities and/or mental conditions

 

Whether the disability or condition is mental or physical, they may need help for day-to-day living., which is where supported living can help. They may also need specially adapted homes.

 

  • Those who are homeless

 

We believe nobody should have to live on the streets. The reality is that hundreds of thousands of adults live this way. Supported living can make such a difference by giving people somewhere safe to sleep and live.

 

Of course, not everyone who has these attributes may be ‘vulnerable’, and even if they are, it might not be for the long-term. With our knowledge and experience, we can help identify who is really in need of help and contribute to building a better and safer society for all.

Contacting Falcon Housing

If you’re concerned about someone you know, please get in touch with our housing association today. Simply visit our contact page and complete the web form, send us an email or give us a ring – and we’ll get back to you within 2 working days.

 

As well as knowing who to help, we also want to know how to help. So if you have any suggestions for our service, we’d love to hear those, too.