Homelessness - moving on

Our Housing Support Service works with people to help them avoid becoming homeless again in the future, and to prepare for moving into a permanent home.

Aims of the service

  • To prevent homelessness through the provision of person centred housing support.
  • To support households in temporary accommodation.
  • To assist and support households to settle into permanent accommodation and minimise repeat homelessness.

To access the service speak to your Homeless Advice Officer. They can make a referral to the support service if you feel you would benefit from extra support.

Areas of advice

Claiming welfare benefits

Support to claim areas of Housing Benefit.

Moving in

  • Resettlement and tenancy support to help you maintain your tenancy
  • Advice about rent arrears
  • Finding a GP and accessing other agencies
  • Assistance and support with Council Tax and energy/phone bills

Safety and security

Budgeting and domestic skills

  • General advice on cooking and nutrition
  • Advice on household maintenance
  • Advice on maintaining a property in good repair

Developing social skills and behaviour management

  • Support to address underlying issues that may be affecting your personal confidence or behaviour
  • Support to access a range of activities such as voluntary work and adult learning
  • Work with careers services to provide advice and access to training and employment

General counselling / emotional support

Rights and responsibilities

You have the right:

  • to be treated politely and with respect at all times;
  • to make decisions about the support you want;
  • to have your privacy and confidentiality respected;
  • to have your cultural, racial and spiritual needs valued and respected;

You have a responsibility:

  • to meet with your Homeless Support Officer at the appointments made;
  • to refrain from the misuse of substances before pre-arranged meetings with Homeless Support staff;
  • to treat Homeless Support staff with respect;
  • to work in partnership with your Homeless Support Officer to achieve a successful outcome.

Contact details

Housing Options & Support Team

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH2 8EP
Tel 01738 476000