Many people are living together in shared accommodation where they also share paid for support. Currently it’s not clear if the people sharing are getting the support they each need, and it’s important that the arrangements are fair for everybody.
We will be talking to people sharing the accommodation to confirm what each person wishes to achieve by living there, and as part of this we will identify the common needs that can be met by shared support. We will also be talking to the providers of the accommodation, to agree what to pay for the shared support being provided.
The agreement with the providers on hours of support that can be shared by the people living there will be called a Supported Living contract. This will mean that everyone living there will be clear on what is being paid for, and will know their own share of this support.
The individual hours of support that each person does not share with others will also be agreed.