Supported living

Supported living provides housing as well as care and support. Find out what supported living is and who can get it.

Supported living in British Sign Language

Who supported living is for

Supported living is for people who need some support, but don’t want to live in a care home.

Depending on the amount of support needed, the accommodation could be a shared house or flat. The number of people living together also varies.

Supported living can help people with things like a learning disability or mental health condition.

Some supported living accommodation provides low level support, while others provide 24-hour support for people who need more help.

How supported living works

Support can help with:

  • developing new skills
  • daily living skills like cooking, cleaning and shopping
  • personal care
  • housing related support
  • your health and wellbeing
  • accessing the local community including employment and training

You have a tenancy agreement and you pay for rent and bills.

If you receive Housing Benefit, you could get help with some of these costs. Visit our main Brighton & Hove City Council website to find out more about Benefits

How to get supported living

Find out if you’d benefit from supported living