Housing with support for vulnerable adults with complex needs.

Barnsley Council’s Cabinet members will be asked to approve funding to provide housing with support for people with vulnerable needs, in partnership with Humankind at their next meeting on Wednesday 10 July.

The housing will replace the capacity lost when Holden House closed at the end of January. Holden House was a 42 unit hostel, and the council took this opportunity to consider an alternative model to support the most vulnerable adults in the borough.

The new model is very different from Holden House; it’s focused on providing housing with support in the community, compared to a large hostel. The requested funding will be used to purchase housing, especially for this purpose, and the service will support most of its users in their own homes through a community integration team.

Members will be asked to approve funding towards new housing and running the new support model.

Cllr Jenny Plats, Cabinet Spokesperson for Adults and Communities, said: “It's important that we continue to deliver the right support for vulnerable people in our borough. The new model aims to deliver a service to give long term results to those with multiple needs. The requested funding will help to deliver this new model which will help people to be healthier, happier and more independent.”

The full Cabinet report can be read here.

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