The HSG is an early intervention grant programme, funded by the Welsh Government.
The programme provides vital support to people who find themselves in very difficult circumstances. It has been set up to help some of Wales’ most vulnerable people to live independently in their own home or supported housing.
The HSG combines three existing grants – the Supporting People Programme, Homelessness Prevention Grant and Rent Smart Wales Enforcement.
About the HSG
The HSG supports activity which prevents people from becoming homeless, stabilises their housing situation, or helps potentially homeless people to find and keep accommodation.
The grant does not fund the statutory duty on local authorities to prevent homelessness. Instead, HSG funded services complement the statutory service provided by authorities - to help people into the right homes with the right support to succeed.
The support aims to help vulnerable people deal with the problems they face. These can include: debt, employment, tenancy management, substance misuse, violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence, and mental health issues.
Support is given based on a person’s circumstances and can be to help them:
- address mental health and substance misuse or other problems they face
- improve their health and well-being
- progress into, or nearer to, a job or training opportunity
The programme helps us to meet our duties under Part 2 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, which focuses on homelessness prevention.
It also reduces or prevents the need for interventions by other public services – including the NHS and/or social care, which are often more costly.
What support services are there?
The Housing Support Grant Directory of Services lists all of the organisations that provide support.
How to apply
If you would like to ask for housing related support you can apply yourself by completing our self-referral form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request this.
Alternatively you can ask your housing officer, support worker, social worker or health professional to apply on your behalf.