Curo has been shortlisted in the Best Supported Housing Landlord category of the prestigious UK Housing Awards for the work we do to support more than 3,000 people each week to live healthy, happy and independent lives.
We provide supported accommodation across the West of England, working with homeless people, residents with mental and physical health needs, older customers and men and women who have experienced domestic violence.
Curo’s Building Independence Service Manager Sue Deedigan said: “We’re so pleased to be shortlisted for this important award. Our supported accommodation service changes lives. The key to the success of our services is that they are safe, good quality and designed around customer feedback. We work with peoples’ skills and talents and we know that small changes can make a big difference.”
Our supported housing for homeless people provides 139 studios, flats and family homes for people across the region. Last year Curo's support meant 221 people were prevented from becoming homeless and 100 people were helped to move on to live independently.
We also provided rehousing advice and help for 36 families, of which 27 were single-parent headed households - between them these families had 64 children.
What is 'supported housing'?
- Supported housing is any housing scheme where housing, support and, sometimes, care services are provided as an integrated package.
- Supported housing services include homelessness hostels, refuges, sheltered housing and long-term accommodation for people with ongoing support needs.
The UK Housing Awards recognise and reward the very best in the UK housing sector. The UK Housing Award winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 7 May 2020.
Find out more about how we support people affected by homelessness at www.curo-group.co.uk/HomelessnessActionCuro