Leading Midlands landlord whg is celebrating the work it does to help people who need extra support as part of today’s Starts at Home day.
The annual campaign aims to ensure that those who need extra support will always have a safe home that meets their needs.
whg provides supported housing for hundreds of people who may otherwise struggle to live independently. These include its unique wellbeing schemes for people aged over 55 at Ellum Pointe in Brownhills, Cardan Pointe in Walsall town centre and Keelson Pointe in Leamore. Customers at these schemes benefit from whg’s affordable and flexible wellbeing service, which offers additional support if required. The range of support can include regular home visits and engagement with leisure activities, which encourages them to stay well, active and happy at home.
whg’s Aids and Adaptations Team also helps older customers by providing adaptations to their homes to help them retain their independence and remain living in their homes for longer. This includes installing grab rails, hand rails and lever taps, removing baths and installing wet rooms.
Supported housing is also provided by whg to people at risk of homelessness through a Housing First pilot and young people leaving care.
Clare Thomas, whg’s Head of Health and Wellbeing, said: “Supported housing is a lifeline for older and vulnerable people, who may need that extra help to remain in their own homes.
“We are proud of the part we play in providing safe and secure homes that help people live independently, not only though our wellbeing schemes, but also through offering services that help improve physical and mental health, reduce isolation and improve confidence.”
Now in its fourth year, Starts at Home Day is run by the National Housing Federation, which represents social landlords to around six million people.