Housing options for people with care and support needs
Options to remain at home or move to more suitable accommodation for people who need care or support, primarily older and disabled adults.
Housing options for older people include renting, buying a home, or moving into specialist accommodation providing support
Older people may be able to remain in their own home and avoid moving into a care home if they can access appropriate care and support.
A care home may be appropriate if a higher level of support is required than can practically or affordably be provided at home or within sheltered housing.
Care and support needs assessment may help obtain supported housing, establish priority need, or show that accommodation is not reasonable to continue to occupy.
Local authorities must help adults in need of care/support to decide how to have their needs met, and to prepare a care and support plan.
The amount that a person pays for their care and support depends on a number of factors, including their own resources.
Social services must identify and assess care and support needs and provide a copy of the eligibility decision.
Before arranging community care services, local authorities check if they are responsible for the person assessed as in need of services
Where a person ceases to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983, they are eligible for after care services, including housing
Disabled people may be able to remain in their home and avoid moving into specialist housing if they can access appropriate care and support services.
The legal definition of disability and the options for disabled adults who wish to move to more suitable accommodation.
Disabled facilities grants help pay for home adaptations or facilities to meet the needs of the disabled person.
Landlords must make reasonable adjustments when requested to enable a disabled person to use a property.