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Floating Support

Floating Support Service - South Gloucestershire

In South Gloucestershire we offer a support-only service to people aged 16-25 who have their own housing (whether social or private including B&B). We provide emotional, social and practical support to help people to maintain their housing using a Support Plan.

The Support Plan covers the following five points which are part of the Every Child Matters program:
  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being


We can help young people to have a voice in situations they don't feel confident in, such as meetings with professionals, family etc... We can help by briefing the young person about the content and meaning of a meeting, enabling them to prepare appropriate responses and speaking on their behalf if necessary (and always with the young person's consent).

Access to Specialist Services

We can advise young people on contacting support services that may improve their situation or wellbeing e.g. counselling, training or liaison with other relevant agencies. We can also accompany them to appointments and help with filling out forms.

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Support and resources - South Gloucestershire


We offer:

  • Support to maintain a tenancy for up to 2 years
  • Support finding more suitable accommodation
  • Help with setting up a home when a tenancy is signed
  • Help applying for benefits
  • A flexible support plan to meet needs
  • Financial advice
  • Help with finding work and training and accessing other specialist services
  • Someone to talk things over with
  • Help with volunteering and work experience
  • Dealing with isolation and loneliness
  • Confidence building
  • Accessing education, employment and leisure services


We offer:

  • A named support worker
  • Stationery and postage for letters
  • Telephone and internet access
  • Advocacy and advice from a trained member of staff
  • Referral to specialist services such as counselling
What can be expected from the floating support service:
  • Weekly or fortnightly meetings with a professional and highly trained support worker
  • A quick response to referrals
  • A confidential service
  • Detailed assessment of the young person’s needs
  • A detailed and flexible action plan tailored to meet the individual needs of each young person
  • Non-judgemental impartial advice on any problems faced by young people
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Drop-in service (South Gloucestershire ONLY)

Come to one of our drop in sessions, on Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm - 4pm.

if you're aged 16-25, Independent People can help you with:
- Housing advice
- Benefits advice
- Training
- Education
- Edmployment

You can use our PC's and internet for FREE

We are at: 23 The Parade, Coniston Road, Patchway, BS34 5LP


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Leaving care personal adviser service

Support is available to young people leaving local authority care who would prefer to have a Personal Adviser independent of the Children and Young Peoples Department.

Please contact our office or the young person’s Social Worker for further information.

More information

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