Floating Support Services

East CambridgeshireFloating Support Services

'Floating support' means support provided by our staff for a period of time until a person does not need it any longer.  The support then 'floats' off to help another person in need.  To get the service it does not matter where you live - at home with family, at friends, in privately rented housing, or somewhere else. 

You do need to be within the age range for the service (16 – 64 years) and live in the East Cambridgeshire area.

We currently provide advice and support to:

  • 16-64 year olds in East Cambridgeshire, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • homeless families with support needs
  • single homeless with support needs
  • teenage parents
  • young people at risk
  • offenders or people at risk of offending
  • people with learning disabilities
  • people who use drugs and alcohol.

The aim of the service is to support vulnerable people to improve their quality of life.    Support can include:

  • finding a home and setting up a tenancy
  • keeping the home safe and secure
  • setting up a budget and paying bills
  • developing life skills
  • accessing education, training and employment
  • help with literacy and numeracy
  • help with accessing other services

We are also available through the East Cambs District Councils Community Hub which runs a weekly 'drop-in' session every Tuesday 11am - 2pm at The Lighthouse Centre, 13 Lynn Road, Ely CB7 4EG

For information about the services please contact us on 01223 713578 (Community Support Team). 

If you would like to contact our main floating support service for East Cambridgeshire the number is 01223 713550 or email: floatingsupporteastcambs@chsgroup.org.uk

Please click here for a referral/application form.       Click here for a brochure about the service.

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More Information about the Service  

Welcome to Cambridge People in Partnership – PiP for short. We are delighted that we have been chosen by Cambridgeshire Supporting People to provide floating support services in Cambridgeshire and are looking forward to working with you.

 PiP is People in Partnership – it is made up of 4 different organisations that came together in 2009 to provide floating support services in Cambridgeshire. The four organisations are:

  • CHS Group
  • Axiom Housing Association
  • Riverside ECHG
  • South Cambs District Council

We all have lots of experience of providing floating support services. Our aim is to continue to provide high quality services to vulnerable people in the community

 PiP will be delivering floating support in East Cambs and Huntingdonshire.

 We will also be providing the Cambridgeshire Countywide Youth Offending Service

 CHS will provide the service in East Cambs as well as the Countywide Youth Offending Service; Axiom will provide the service in Huntingdonshire.

PiP is made up of organisations with a wealth of experience in providing supported housing and floating support services for vulnerable people. Our ethos is to provide a quality service to vulnerable people in the community – sounds simple, but not always easy to achieve. We have lots of experience in floating support and we really want to make a fabulous success of this new style service and want you to be a part of that success.

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