As people get older they're advised to start thinking about the housing needs they may need in later life, so that a hurried decision in a crisis can be avoided.
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District and borough councils and housing associations provide accommodation for older people including sheltered housing and housing that may have been adapted to suit the needs of people with mobility problems. To be considered for accommodation you need to register with your local housing department.
In addition to district and borough councils there are housing associations working within the county that have accommodation suitable for older people. Your local district or borough councils may have details of the associations covering your area on their website or you can contact them by phone to ask.
Home options is a scheme that enables people currently living in council or housing association accommodation to apply to transfer to more suitable accommodation. It also allows people living in private housing to register with a district or borough council to apply for vacant social housing properties. You can contact your local borough or district council using the phone numbers and links on this page to apply.
Support to stay in your own home
Working with borough and district councils we provide a range of services to help you staying living in your own home. You can visit our help to live at home page or watch our Happy in Your home video to find out more.