This is an ambitious project which aims to improve the strategic capacity of the Bristol Supporting People (SP) programme for meeting the gender specific housing support needs of vulnerable women, benefiting current and future women clients. This research will also be of benefit to providers of SP services for women (both mixed and women only provision) commissioners and wider stakeholders. Central to the research process is listening to the voices of women service users, practitioners, and key stakeholders.
Due to the often complex needs of service users it can be difficult to ascertain how access to a range of services is utilised by services users and why. Developing a greater understanding of this particularly vulnerable group of clients will contribute to future service developments.