Floating Support services are short term (less than two years), flexible services provided to individuals in their own homes. Floating Support services are linked to the individual and not the accommodation meaning that if an individual moves house the Floating Support can follow the individual as long as they remain in the service’s catchment area. Floating Support aims to maximise individual’s independence while supporting them to maintain their own home.

Praxis Care offers the following Floating Support services:

  • Banbridge Mental Ill Health
  • Coleraine Mental Ill Health
  • Coleraine Dementia
  • Derry Addiction for Older People or People with Disabilities
  • Lisnaskea Mental Ill Health
  • Lisnaskea Dementia
  • Bury Mental Ill Health

The Floating Support package provided will be tailored to meet each individual’s need and will vary in the number of support hours provided as an individual’s needs change.

Floating Support can provide advice and guidance on a range of practical issues some of which are listed below:

  • Support with mental ill health/ dementia/ addiction
  • Budgeting advice
  • Advice on benefits and accessing resources
  • Assistance with health & diet
  • Life skills guidance
  • Housing – accessing new housing; assistance with accessing maintenance services etc
  • Leisure
  • Education/Training/Employment
  • Relationships
  • Links with family and the local community
  • General counselling
  • Advocacy
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