18 Feb 2013
Caremark (East Riding) to provide vulnerable people support
Caremark East Riding is expanding its services to provide housing related 'floating' support to vulnerable people in the area
The company will help people to set up and maintain settled, safe and secure accommodation, as part of a new, two-year contract awarded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
The contract will cover the following areas: West Wolds, Goole & Howden, Haltemprice, Holderness, Driffield, Bridlington and Beverley.
Known as 'floating support', the service is aimed at helping individuals to continue to live independently at home and can include:-
- Setting up and maintaining a home or tenancy
- Managing finances and benefit claims
- Developing independent living skills
- Gaining access to other services
- Help to make sure peoples' accommodation is safe and secure
People identified as being 'vulnerable' who could benefit from this service include older people, people with mental health problems, people with learning or physical disabilities, victims of domestic violence, people with drug and alcohol problems, the homeless, refugees and young people at risk or leaving care.
Graham Precious, Managing Director of Caremark (East Riding), said: "We already have vast experience of providing home-based care to many of the groups of people we will be helping as part of this new service, so we are delighted to be awarded this contract.
"The type of support we will be providing when the contract starts on 1st April will range from assisting people to find and maintain a home, through to helping them to manage their finances and identifying other services which may benefit them."
"It marks another significant step in the growth of the company and we are looking forward to working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council to support people to remain in their home and keep their independence."