Floating Support

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Adullam uses its experience and expertise in helping people gained across its work to support statutory functions around the prevention and relief of homelessness, including support to source appropriate accommodation where needed.

Our floating support services provide support for several different client types in areas including Derbyshire, South Yorkshire and Tameside.

How it works

Floating support is delivered as a flexible housing-related  service which helps service users to achieve and maintain their full potential independent living skills, regardless of their level or complexity or support needs. The work focuses on personal and community safety, independence and control, economic and financial control, and health and wellbeing.

They vary by location, but practical elements include helping with:

  • income/ expenditure work, money management, debt reduction and encouraging saving
  • signposting to other services (GP, dentist, substance misuse services, CMHT, CAB etc)
  • citizens becoming further integrated into their community
  • engaging citizens with employment, learning and wellbeing activities.

On being presented with a certificate for her involvement in coproduction work, a service user from our Sheffield Foundations floating support service said she had been terrified to come out at the beginning, but she had “built it up and built it up” and her life had changed for the better.

The types of people eligible for floating support services vary from area to area and include people living in their own tenancies or homes, young people aged 18 to 24, people with mental health needs, people in supported housing who are moving through and out of this accommodation, and those who are part of the Integrated Offender Management cohort.

The way in which our floating support services work and the service user groups they deal with vary from area to area, depending on the funding model. The questions below provide general information and contact with individual projects is needed to get area-specific details.


Not at all. Very few of the people for whom we provide floating support are in a property owned or managed by Adullam. We don’t need to come to your home either, some floating support projects have premises you can visit, and meetings can also be arranged in other places.

No. Our floating support services do not provide a pathway into our properties. They will, however, help with property searching and contacting letting agents.

Referral pathways are different in each area. Visit the how to access our services page for specific details for the location you need to know about.

The judging panel awarded Adullam Homes Housing Association for their impressive co-produced approach, priorities and targets. Embedded in behaviours and cultures their work centred on the voices of lived experience and diversity of service user group

Homeless Link Excellence Awards feedback