New strategy aims to help people with supported needs

A new plan has been developed by Trafford Council to help people with supported needs to live as independently as possible.

The Supported Housing Strategy has been developed to detail what steps should be over the next five years. It will support the housing needs of victims of domestic abuse, people with learning disabilities and autism, people with mental health issues and people with physical disabilities. It will also be used to support care leavers, ex-offenders, and those with complex needs.

The strategy aims to provide a range of quality supported housing, and housing related support, to enable Trafford residents with support needs to live as independently as possible.

Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Advice, said: “People want to live their own lives. They may need support, but they want to be as independent as possible. That’s what we’re here to do and what this strategy is all about.

“By making sure we have enough supported housing, and that people are able to get the right housing advice, we can make sure people with support needs can continue to live in Trafford, near to their friends and family, and live the lives that they want.”

The Council will be working with partners and residents to make sure the strategy is a success.

Plans over the five years include considering whether certain groups, such as victims of domestic abuse, should have additional priority. The strategy also advocates better relationships with local employers, job centres, and educational institutes to ensure existing support includes access to education, training, and employment.

To see the strategy in more detail, visit

Posted on Friday 26th May 2023