What is Housing Support Subsidy Receiving Housing Support Subsidy and what services are available. Housing Support subsidy can be claimed from Wakefield Council and is to help our customers pay towards housing related support service costs. It is available to our customers who live in the Wakefield district and have an assessed support need identified to help them live as independently as possible. Housing Support subsidy is commissioned by Wakefield Council and managed by WDH. Together, we can make sure you get the best possible service to meet your needs. If you live outside the Wakefield district contact your local authority to enquire about the help that may be available in your area. What kind of services are available? Housing Support can help you pay for: your independent living accommodation support costs; extra help while you live in extra care housing, and; Home Visiting service. Housing Support subsidy does not pay for services such as home care workers, personal care, Meals on Wheels or health care. How can I arrange to receive Housing Support subsidy? You may be entitled to receive Housing Support subsidy if you receive Housing, Council Tax Benefit from the Council or Universal Credit and we have assessed you as needing support. If we assess you as needing support, you do not need to apply for Housing Support subsidy as we will do this on your behalf and with your consent. Useful contacts If you live in the Wakefield district or find out you are eligible for Housing Support subsidy, you can get more information, by contacting our Independent Living Team 01977 724449. Wakefield Council Commissioning Team can provide more information on housing related support in Wakefield, contact them on 0345 8 506 506. If you live outside the Wakefield district contact your local authority to enquire about the help that may be available in your area. What standards can you expect? If you use our housing related support services you can expect us to: assess you to find out what areas of support you need help with and agree a support plan on how we can help you manage these, along with any associated risks; provide you with a service that makes sure you are safe and secure in your accommodation; consult you and tell you about the services you receive and any changes to these services; and, provide you with a service that promotes equal opportunities and valuing people’s differences. Independent Living Team Our Independent Living Team manages accommodation (formerly known as Sheltered Housing) across the Wakefield district, offering independent living with support in a safe and secure environment. Independent living schemes are made up of groups of unfurnished homes specially designed for older and/or vulnerable people. There are extra care schemes which offer additional services, such as, a three course midday meal seven days a week and domestic assistant support to help with things like cleaning. If you or any of your family have a support need and are interested in living in one of the schemes in the Wakefield district, contact our Independent Living Team on 01977 724449.