Housing Choices

Housing Choices

This is a new service to provide information, advice and support to older people on housing and housing related issues

Who is it for?

titleThe project is particularly aimed at people who might be starting to find things a struggle in their homes, and want to consider their options as their needs change.  These options might include, for example, moving to more suitable accommodation or making changes to their existing property.

The aim of the project is to encourage people to think ahead about their longer-term housing situation, and make informed decisions to ensure that they can stay as independent as possible.

What support is available

Your Housing Choices Advisor can

  • provide information, advice and support on a one to one basis.
  • provide support to explore options and help put changes in place if appropriate
  • refer on to other local services, such as Community Outreach Advisor

Housing Choices Directory - Information Resource

This directory is for older people, their families and carers, who are looking for help and advice about housing and care options in Rushcliffe.  It is also aimed at advice, health and social care workers who support older people in their work.

The directory is split into two sections:

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Housing Choices Case Studies

Case Study 1

A gentleman in his seventies was referred to Rushcliffe CVS Housing Choices Project by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Adult Social Care Team.  His mobility had deteriorated; he was unable to walk independently, and due to the steps up to the entrance to his property he was not able to venture outside at all.  The entrance was assessed as unsuitable for adaptation and in addition the property was isolated and far from local shops and facilities.  He was desperate to move elsewhere and his Occupational Therapist sought the help of Housing Choices Project.

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Winter on its way - are you ready?

Rushcliffe CVS Housing Choices service provides information about discounted energy saving measures including insulation and replacement boilers.  The service is free and confidential and is open to people over 50 and to families with children under 14 on certain means-tested benefits.

Through the Housing Choices service we also help the over 50s with any other housing-related problems – this could include making their home more suitable for their needs, or finding out about what other options may be open to them as they grow older.

For more information please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 0115 969 9060 ext 106.