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11 January , 2024

24-Hour Supported Housing: The Importance of Round-the-Clock Support

In today’s rapidly evolving society, the significance of 24-hour supported housing cannot be overstated. This form of housing provides not just a roof over the heads of vulnerable individuals but also a comprehensive support system tailored to their unique needs. Whether for the elderly, those with physical disabilities or mental health disorders, or individuals recovering from substance abuse, 24-hour support stands as a beacon of hope and stability.

The Core of 24-Hour Supported Housing

At its heart, 24-hour supported housing offers a blend of accommodation and personalised care. This model ensures that residents receive the assistance they need, when they need it, in a setting that feels like home. According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), such environments significantly improve the quality of life for residents by promoting independence, providing security, and fostering community involvement.

Enhanced Safety and Security

One of the primary advantages of 24-hour supported housing is the enhanced safety it offers. Residents have constant access to support staff, ensuring immediate response in case of emergencies. A study by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) highlights that living in such secure environments greatly reduces the risk of accidents and health complications for vulnerable adults.

Promoting Independence and Dignity

Despite the comprehensive support, these housing arrangements respect and promote the independence of residents. As the World Health Organization (WHO) notes, the goal is to empower individuals to lead as self-directed a life as possible. This balance between assistance and autonomy is crucial for maintaining dignity and self-esteem among residents.

Social Inclusion and Mental Health Benefits

Social inclusion is another critical aspect of 24-hour supported housing. The sense of community within these environments combats loneliness and isolation. This can particularly benefit the elderly and those experiencing mental health issues. A study by the Mental Health Foundation found that social interactions in such housing significantly improve mental health and well-being.


In conclusion, 24-hour support is more than just an accommodation solution; it’s a lifeline that offers safety, independence, and a sense of community. As we continue to address the diverse needs of our society, the role of such housing will undoubtedly grow in importance, underscoring our collective commitment to caring for all members of our community.

AGS Support has specialised in out-of-hours, night, and weekend support staff for more than 25 years. Our concierge service provides the perfect balance between support and promoting independence and allows all our partner organisations to safeguard and support their residents around the clock. Click here to find out more.


National Institute of Health (2021) Importance of Environment in 24-Hour Supported Housing, NIH.

American Association of Retired Persons (2020) Safety Benefits of 24-Hour Supported Housing for the Elderly, AARP.

World Health Organization (2019) Promoting Independence in Supported Housing, WHO.

Mental Health Foundation (2018) The Impact of Social Inclusion in 24-Hour Supported Housing, Mental Health Foundation.

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