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Perth & Kinross Council Housing Support Service

Last updated: 18th July 2024

Type of service:

Statutory

Need supported:

  • Accommodation / Homelessness
  • Alcohol
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs
  • Employability / Training / Career
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Military Veterans
  • Older People
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration
  • Restorative Justice
  • Sectarian / Hate Crime
  • Sexual Offending
  • Short-term Prisoners
  • Women
  • Young People

Aim/Purpose:

Perth & Kinross Council provide a Housing Support Service to customers in Greyfriars House, people that are at risk of homelessness and our housing tenants across Perth and Kinross. We have around 20 Support Officers who provide support to these groups of customers. Our Housing Support Service works with people to help them avoid becoming homeless and to prepare them 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.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Our Housing Support Service will support any customer to help them avoid becoming homeless and to prepare them for moving into a permanent home. Referrals can be made by anyone – these are submitted to a central point within Perth & Kinross Council. If you are a housing applicant, or a not a tenant of Perth & Kinross Council, you can access the service by speaking to our Housing Options Team on 01738 476000 or by emailing housingoptions@pkc.gov.uk. If you are an existing Perth and Kinross Council tenant we have Support Officers working in our Locality Housing Teams who provide support with your tenancy. If you are a tenant who needs support to keep your tenancy, please speak to your Locality Housing staff.

Further Information:

Lesley Gray Perth Kinross Council Hostel & Housing Support Co-Ordinator Greyfriars House 55 Princes Street Perth PH2 8LJ Tel 01738783430 Or If you are a housing applicant, or not a tenant of Perth & Kinross Council, you can access the service by speaking to our Housing Options Team on 01738 476000 or by emailing housingoptions@pkc.gov.uk Or If you are an existing Perth and Kinross Council tenant we have Support Officers working in our Locality Housing Teams who provide support with your tenancy. If you are a tenant who needs support to keep your tenancy please speak to your Locality Housing staff. We also assist with travel vouchers, depending on the situation. Which can be organised through Pullar House 9am to 4.30pm, Out of Hours Greyfriars House.