Support people

We work with people to support them when they really need it. Watch our video below to find out what we do.

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Who do we work with?

homeless families with support needs
young single people with support needs
young people at risk
teenage parents or pregnant teenagers
young people leaving care
people with mental health problems
people who misuse alcohol, drugs or other substances
women and children experiencing or escaping domestic abuse
older or frail older people and people with physical disabilities.

 

What do we do?

We work with each client to identify their individual support needs, and provide regular support to see how things are going. We can:

help people to access the benefits they're entitled
work with people to manage their finances and their debts to help them stay in their homes
provide opportunities to develop budgeting, cooking and cleaning skills to empower those we support to live independently
support people to develop parenting skills, and put them in touch with other support services such as health visitors
promote access to education, training and employment opportunities
enable older and disabled people to live safely in their own homes by  providing home safety advice and arranging repairs and adaptations.

 

What others say

We make a real difference to people's lives. But don't just take our word for it. Hear it from those that matter most:

"I've been able to change my life around thanks to the support staff. They've helped me to become much more self-motivated. They stand by me and offer help. This has helped me to reach my true potential.." Truro Foyer resident

"I suffer with anxiety.  Since I've I moved in I've received support and help whenever I've needed it. This has made a real difference in my life and I am now able to do so many new tasks than I wasn't able to do before."  Mental health client at Albert Place

"I think sheltered housing is excellent. I'm happy with our new Neighbourhood Manager and thank them for all their help." Courtenay House sheltered housing resident

"I really appreciate that you call regularly to check that I'm OK." Whitleigh Court sheltered housing resident

"You have done more for us in half an hour than anyone has in the last six months." Homeless support service client at Gissage House

 

Key facts

we have around 150 frontline support staff
we support around 2,000 people in sheltered housing across Devon and Cornwall
we have 50 places for homeless people
we support 100 clients with mental health issues
we manage over 200 units of accommodation for young people in 18 schemes - 9 of these are Foyer Federation accredited