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Barnsley Council is undertaking a review of the existing support services it provides to homeless and vulnerable people. We currently offer a range of services providing general housing and tenancy related support, which are delivered by a range of providers. 

The review is taking place in response to increasing demand for our services from people with higher and more complex support needs.

These typically include problems with one or more of the following:

  • Homelessness
  • Substance misuse (including alcohol and drugs)
  • Offending
  • Poor mental health

We’re proposing that the new service will provide personalised support that is responsive to the individual requirements of people with these complex needs.  The service will aim to support people to:

  • reduce repeat homelessness and rough sleeping
  • increase engagement with relevant services – including substance misuse treatment / health services / probation
  • improve participation in education, training and employment
  • successfully move on to independent living.

The proposed service will include a mixture of supported accommodation and community based services.  We would like to know what you think about this proposal and what aims and priorities ouSr service should strive to achieve.

We want our new complex needs service to help people to reduce repeat homelessness and rough sleeping. What do you think?