Welcome to the Cheshire East Single Point of Access
We provide a range of floating support and hostel services for people with a support need. This could be anything from help to claim the correct benefits and life skills such as budgeting, to more complex support with things like drug and alcohol support needs or support to manage a person's mental health.
In order to access these services all referrals should be made online using the application form on this website.
What type of Support is available?
Floating support services can work with people wherever they are in Cheshire East; whether living in a private rented home, social housing or a home they own. Services can also work with people who are homeless so long as they can be contacted either directly or via a friend / relative.
Supported Housing is for people who need somewhere to live either because they are homeless or need some support to manage in the short term. Support staff are on hand to provide advice and support with straightforward life skills. If more help is needed they can provide help to access other services. Support staff will help you to learn how to live independently and support you to move on into your own housing.
The support offered includes:
How do I apply?
You can apply for support by using the online application form on this website, but the form is quite long so most people get somebody to help them. If you have a social worker or a housing support worker they will make a referral with you.
It is important to include a contact phone number where we can contact you.The form will time you out after 30 minutes because it is a secure application. Please note that the form is 5 pages long and has to be completed in one go. At the end of each page click 'Next Section' to go to the next page.
Floating Support Services
We run separate but identical services in the north and south of the borough. These are provided by various providers under contract to Cheshire East Council.
Short Term Supported Housing Services
There are also a number of Supporting People short term hostel services across Cheshire East for:
As with the floating support services, all hostel services are designed to develop life skills, and will work with the re-settlement service to support people to move onto more stable shared or lone accommodation within 6-9 months.