Floating Support is a flexible support service offered to you in your home.


We will help you to identify your needs, and support you to develop your independent living skills if you are:

  • aged 16 to 25 years
  • living in County Durham
  • in need of advice about and support with housing issues

We can support you to:

  • prevent homelessness
  • access appropriate housing
  • develop your life skills
  • access employment, education and/or training
  • resolve neighbourhood disputes
  • increase your knowledge of your rights and responsibilities
  • access other specialist services
  • access a bond and a home through private landlords
  • move in - setting up utilities, budgeting and accessing furniture
  • understand your tenancy agreement
  • maximise your income
  • participate in your local community 

We can also support you to access other services including:

  • health services
  • education, training and employment
  • treatment for drug or alcohol use

The level of support we provide will vary depending on the needs of each individual, but as a minimum we will provide weekly support sessions.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 4.45pm
Friday 8.45am - 4.15pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Dawn McCreanor
Contact position
Administrative Team Leader
01325 731160

Charity number - 515755

Where to go

Inspiration House
Unit 22 Bowburn North Industrial Estate
Aycliffe Business Park
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
Our County Durham Young People's Floating Support Service is funded by Supporting People.

Hours of availability are the office opening hours but support workers can visit outside of these times if needed.
Referral and availability notes

You can access Floating Support if you are:

  • living in County Durham
  • aged 16 to 25
  • living in your own tenancy or actively seeking your own tenancy
  • in need of housing related support

Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.
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Address: Unit 22 Bowburn North Industrial Estate  Aycliffe Business Park  Bowburn  Newton Aycliffe  County Durham

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