Supported housing or 'housing related support' is available to people with a wide range of support needs.

Sheltered housing for older people

There is a wide choice of housing for older people to rent or buy in Mid Sussex. 

The Elderly Accommodation Council’s website 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

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 or by a printed form.

Please contact:

The Homemove Team
Clarion Housing Group
Upton House
7 Perrymount Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 3TN
Tel: 0300-100-0303
Email: mid.sussexhomemove@clarionhg.com

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.

See also:

Family Mosaic / Peabody - Here to Help
They support older people to stay safe at home or to help them move to better accommodation. The service is for tenants and homeowners.
Here to Help leaflet
Tel: 01273-468100
Email:
heretohelp@familymosaic.co.uk

Extra care

There are several Extra Care Schemes in Mid Sussex.

Their aim is for you to live independently in a home for life instead of moving into residential care.

Your care needs will be assessed by Adult Services at West Sussex County Council

If you think you or someone you are caring for may need Extra Care, please take a look at:

Help to stay in your home
If you need help to stay in your home - please contact OT Connect:

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
  • Tell you how to apply for grants if any structural work is needed

See also:

Family Mosaic / Peabody - Here to Help
They support older people to stay safe at home or to help them move to better accommodation. The service is for tenants and homeowners.
Here to Help leaflet
Tel: 01273-468100
Email:
heretohelp@familymosaic.co.uk

Telecare lifeline services

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?

West Sussex Telecare
Tel: 0800 032 1129
Enquiry form

Welbeing - Wealden and Eastbourne Lifeline
Tel: 01323-644422
Email: info@welbeing.org.uk

Centra Pulse Telecare Alarms - previously known as Invicta
Tel: 0845-601 8523
Email: pulse@centragroup.co.uk

Age UK Personal Alarms
Tel: 0800-011 3846

Saga SOS Personal Alarm Service 
Tel: 0800-068-5059

Outreach and floating housing support services

What is an outreach or floating housing support service?
It is a service that can help you:

  • Apply for benefits
  • Find Health and community care services
  • Get and keep social support
  • Develop home skills such as cooking and cleaning

Most floating support services are intended to be short term. But some will last longer.

Floating support services in Mid Sussex
If your present home is difficult to manage, or if you need help to:

  • Improve your quality of life
  • Remain independent
  • Stay safe and well at home

Please contact:

Family Mosaic / Peabody Resettlement Service
For young people, Mental Health, Learning Difficulties, Complex needs, Physical Disabilities

Stonham West Sussex Domestic Abuse Outreach Service
Support service for victims of domestic abuse.
Tel: 01323 734760
Email: contactus@homegroup.org.uk

Young people leaving care and independent living

What support can I get?

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.  

Contact them on - Tel: 01243-642127

If you are homeless or are worried that you may soon become homeless, please contact the Mid Sussex District Council Housing Needs Team:

Tel: 01444-477574
Email: HousingAdvice@midsussex.gov.uk

They will:

  • Talk through your options
  • Try and help sort out problems you may be having with your family

You can also apply to join the Council's Common Housing Register run by the Sussex Homemove team at Clarion Housing.

Please visit the Apply for social housing page for more details.

The following rented social housing options are available to young people in Mid Sussex:

Self-contained flats with on-site support - Burgess Hill.

Individual properties - Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.
Outreach support is provided by the YMCA:
Tel: 01273-828828
Email: mid.sussex@sussexcentralymca.org.uk

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.

Contact them via the Housing Needs Team

Useful websites

People with mental health issues

The following rented social housing options are available to people with mental health needs in Mid Sussex:

Sussex Oakleaf Housing Association
Tel:
01444-459517

Richard Housing Association
Tel: 01342-316384

Family Mosaic / Peabody Resettlement Service
Tel:
01444-810689
Email: MidSussexReferrals@familymosaic.co.uk

What support can I get?

Please take a look at:

  • Outreach and floating housing support services
  • Home-based support at a variety of levels.

You can apply to join the Council's Common Housing Register run by the Sussex Homemove team at Clarion Housing.

To find out how to do this, please visit the Apply for social housing page.

For more information - please contact the Mid Sussex District Housing Needs Team:

Tel: 01444-477574
Email: HousingAdvice@midsussex.gov.uk

Useful websites

People with physical disabilities

Can I get my house adapted to suit my needs?

Yes. If you are on a low income, you may be eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant to help finance these adaptations.

Please contact Adult Connect - Tel: 01243-642121. They will arrange an assessment by an Occupational Therapist who will:

  • See if your home can be adapted to meet your needs
  • Tell you how to apply for a Disabled Facilities Grant if any structural work is needed

For more details, contact the Mid Sussex District Housing Standards Team - Tel: 01444-477300.

What is a Disabled facilities Grant?

Please see our Disabled Facilities Grants page for full information.

Money provided to you for a range of home adaptations that help disabled people to live more independently.

Such as:

  • Building ramps and widening doors
  • Installing stairlifts
  • Adapting kitchens for wheelchair users
  • Replacing baths with level access showers

How do I move to a more suitable home?

Apply to join the Council's Common Housing Register run by the Sussex Homemove team at Clarion Housing.

To find out how to do this, please visit the Apply for social housing page.

Useful websites

People with learning disabilities

What support can I get?

Please take a look at:

  • Outreach and floating housing support services
  • Support in your own home - West Sussex County Council Accommodation based support services

How do I move to a more suitable home?
Apply to join the Council's Common Housing Register run by the Sussex Homemove team at Clarion Housing.

To find out how to do this, please visit the Apply for social housing page.

Useful websites

People with alcohol and/or substance misuse problems

You may be eligible for Family Mosaic's floating support or allocated tenancy scheme if you are:

  • Having treatment for a substance or alcohol misuse problem
  • Committed to changing your life for the better

Family Mosaic / Peabody
Tel: 01444-810689
Email: midsussexreferrals@familymosaic.co.uk

Useful websites

How do I apply for supported housing?

First you must apply to join the Council's Common Housing Register run by the Sussex Homemove team at Clarion Housing. To find out how to do this, please visit the Apply for social housing page.

Housing support can be provided to you if you are a:

  • Council tenant
  • Tenant of a housing association
  • Private tenant
  • Homeowner.

Housing support includes 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

Contact us

The Housing Needs Team
Tel: 
01444-477574
Email: 
housingadvice@midsussex.gov.uk

Last updated: 14 June 2018