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Supported housing or 'housing related support' is available to people with a wide range of support needs.
Housing support may include advice, guidance and encouragement to:
- Secure and set up a home
- Develop skills such as cooking and cleaning
- Get benefits and health and community care services
- Find and keep social support
The support provided will depend on the service and your needs. More information about individual services is available below.
Finding it difficult to manage in your home?
If you would like to remain in your current home but find this difficult due to physical or other disabilities, please contact:
Tel: 01903 839100
They will arrange an assessment by an Occupational Therapist who will:
- See if your home can be adapted to meet your needs
- Assist you to apply for grants if any structural work is needed
Need help with personal care?
If you think that you need help with personal care, please contact West Sussex County Council Adult Services for an assessment of your needs on 0845 0751014.
See the adults looking for support page of the West Sussex County Council website for further information.
Disabled Facilities Grant
This is money provided to you for a range of home adaptations that help disabled people to live more independently.
Please see our Disabled Facilities Grants page for full information.
There is a wide choice of housing for older people to rent or buy in Mid Sussex.
HousingCare.org can provide further information on what is available as well as information to help you make the right decision for you.
There is also a wide choice of affordable rented housing for older people in Mid Sussex. These can be:
- Self-contained studio flats
- Single and double flats
- 2 bed flats for couples needing separate bedrooms because of health reasons
In some schemes, an onsite manager or a visiting service will be on hand to help with your needs. There is also a 24 hour alarm system for emergencies.
You must be eligible for the Common Housing Register to apply for affordable rented housing. You can apply for sheltered housing online
If you are unable to complete the online form then please contact The Homemove Team on the details below.
The Homemove Team
Clarion Housing Group
7 Perrymount Road
Please take a look at sheltered and extra care in Mid Sussex for a full list of older persons’ affordable housing - including details of facilities.
The term 'extra care' housing is used to describe housing developments made up of self-contained units which include support services to enable independent living for older people and some younger people with certain disabilities.
Extra care housing has become a popular choice among older people because it can provide an alternative to residential care for people who are struggling to manage independently. Within each extra care scheme, on-site care is provided according to the individuals care needs which are usually assessed by West Sussex Council Council’s (WSCC) Adult Services Department.
People who live within an extra care scheme will have their own self-contained home, their own front door and a legal right to occupy their property. Many extra care schemes have a range of facilities which may include communal lounges, social activities arranged for the community, restaurants or dining rooms, mid-day meal services, health and fitness facilities, 24 hour emergency alarm systems and many more.
There are currently 4 extra care schemes in Mid Sussex:
- Prescott House, Burgess Hill, RH15 8HB
- Marten House, Burgess Hill, RH15 9BS
- Arthur Bliss House, Lindfield, RH16 2PD
- Joan Nightingale House, Haywards Heath, RH16 4AB
If you wish to be considered for extra care housing in Mid Sussex, please contact the Housing Needs Team on 01444 477574. The Housing Needs Team will talk to you about your current accommodation, your care needs and any support you currently receive. This information will then be forwarded onto the Extra Care Co-Ordinator who is employed by West Sussex County Council.
For more information, please see the Guidance Notes for Extra Care Applicants in Mid Sussex
What is a lifeline service?
Quick help at the press of a button.
A lifeline service connected to your phone line gives you a personal alarm that can be used whenever you need emergency help.
These services can also offer you:
- Fall detectors
- Out of bed alarms
- Reminders to take medication
Where can I find my local lifeline service?
Age UK Personal Alarms
Saga SOS Personal Alarm Service
What support can I get?
West Sussex County Council Children and Young People's Services
If you have dealt with the West Sussex County Council Children and Young People's Services before - they may have a continuing duty to provide you with advice, assistance and possibly a place to live.
Tel: 01243-642127 / 0330-222-2004
Website: West Sussex County Council Connect to Support website
Mid Sussex District Council Housing Needs Team
If you are homeless or are worried that you may soon become homeless, please see our pages on homelessness and housing advice.
You can also apply to join the Council's Housing Register run by the Sussex Homemove team at Clarion Housing.
Please visit the apply for social housing page for more details.
Rented housing options
The following rented housing options are available to young people in Mid Sussex:
- Self-contained flats and rooms, some with support provided by the YMCA.
- A shared house with on site manager for young mothers and babies. Support is provided by the Life charity at this shared house in Haywards Heath.
- Accommodation with support available to vulnerable young people with additional support needs through Peabody.
The following housing options and support are available to people with mental health needs in Mid Sussex:
- Sussex Oakleaf Housing Association
- Peabody Resettlement Service
Fr more information please see the Peabody website.
What support can I get?
- Mental health support for adults and young people
- Some accommodation based housing support
Other useful websites
Can I get my house adapted to suit my needs?
This option may be available to you and we may be able to assist you with this. Please see the 'Help to stay in your home' section for further information.
My current home is not suitable for my needs
Other useful websites
Support in your own home and supported lodgings - West Sussex County Council Accommodation based support services
Other useful websites
The following housing options and support are available to people with alcohol and/or substance misuse problems in Mid Sussex:
Peabody Resettlement Service
You may be eligible if you are engaged with treatment services and are committed to changing your life.
For more information see the Peabody website.
How do I apply for supported housing?
The Housing Needs Team