Housing Choices

Housing Choices

Watch this space

Our funding for our hugely successful Housing Choices project finished at the end of May.  Since 2010 we’ve supported 369 older people with housing and housing-related issues.  From a brief telephone conversation to long term and intensive support, we’ve helped people think about where they’re living, consider their options for the future and find solutions so that they can continue to live as independently as possible.

Although we’re disappointed that we cannot continue in the same way, we are determined to explore ways of incorporating housing support into our other services.  It is widely recognised, (and evidenced by our project and others like it,) that safe and appropriate housing plays a key role in enabling people to live independent lives for longer.  Our project has worked across agency boundaries to provide information and support, thus complementing and enhancing the work of statutory partners and housing providers. 

Watch this space for future updates on this work.


The Project

This is a 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.

Read more: Housing Choices Case Studies