What does it do?
Our housing service is designed to help you live as independently as possible in the home of your choice. Our housing coordinators are trained to help you understand your rights, and advise you of practical solutions to any problems you may be experiencing.
When diagnosed with an eye condition many people think they can no longer live in their own home. We can help you whether you own or rent your home, are living with someone else, are homeless, or are at risk from losing your home.
We also work with housing providers and other professionals to help them understand the impact of sight loss and the additional barriers to independence it creates.
How we can help:
Find a more suitable home if your present housing no longer meets your needs, you are homeless, or you are at risk of losing your home.
Resolve landlord, tenancy or housing finance problems and access specialist debt advice.
Find ways to improve your situation if you are struggling with certain facilities in your home, such as adaptations with stairs, the bathroom or kitchen.
Get practical assistance with daily living tasks to help you to improve your independence and remain in your present home.
Resolve antisocial behaviour or neighbour nuisance problems.
Improve housing conditions such as disrepair, poor heating and energy efficiency, security and safety concerns.
Who it is for: Blind and partially sighted people
Where it is available:Local service covering: Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, South Lakeland (Cumbria). Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre (Lancashire).
What it costs:Nothing
How to access or apply for it:
Contact our Preston office via telephone, fax or email.
Home maintenance, Legal & financial, Moving home, Information & options appraisal, Aids & equipment, Safety & security, Adaptations - minor, Adaptations - major, Financial advice (benefits), Housing options, Moving home, Moving to a care home
Info last updated:01/09/2012.