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- contentWhere does the law define “specified accommodation”?
- contentWhat is the history of specified accommodation?
- contentWhat is the benefit cap?
- contentWhat is supported accommodation?
- contentWhat are the LHA and Local Reference Rent?
- contentWhat are the benefit limits from which specified accommodation is exempt?
- contentShow me some examples of supported accommodation schemes
- contentCan you give me examples of what is not specified accommodation?
- contentWhat is specified accommodation?
- contentWhat are the advantages of specified accommodation?
- contentWhat is the Maximum Rent (Social Sector) i.e. Bedroom Tax
- contentWhat is the Universal Credit housing element?
- contentWhat is a care home and how do people get help with care home charges?
- contentCan you give me examples of what is specified accommodation?
What is floating support?
Floating support means support that is not linked to accommodation and not normally provided by a person’s landlord. Irrespective of his or her housing situation a person might need support with issues such as budgeting, life skills, drug or alcohol misuse, avoiding offending etc. A support provider can offer this as a stand-alone service without providing or arranging accommodation linked to the support.
In principle a person receiving floating support could be a tenant, licensee, owner occupier or living in someone else’s household. Typically, however, floating support tends to be provided to people who have previously lived in supported accommodation such as a hostel and have recently “moved on” to their own tenancy for a self-contained dwelling. In the short term they might require some help and guidance in setting up utility accounts, budgeting to ensure that fuel charges are paid, keeping in touch with a probation officer etc.
In Housing Benefit, there are no particular rules for people receiving floating support: HB is calculated according to the normal rules for the type of accommodation arrangement (rent rebate for council tenants, Local Housing Allowance for private tenants etc).