If your current home is in South Norfolk the following options are available to you.
South Norfolk Council aims to offer everyone in their area the opportunity of a decent home and thereby improve the health, welfare, well being and quality of life of everyone who lives there. If you own your home, they can offer advice plus financial help with repairs and adaptations. They provide:
If you rent your home, they can offer advice on repairs and adaptations. They provide:
The Safe & Warm grant is for homeowners and tenants who are on means tested benefits. The grant is for up to £3000, and when the grant funded works are complete the property should reach the Decent Homes Standard.
For more substantial works, the Decent Homes Loan of up to £25,000 may be more appropriate.
The Disabled Facilities Grant, of up to £30,000, is designed to help people with a disability to make necessary changes to their homes
Adequate access into and around your home;
Contact South Norfolk Council if you would like to apply for this grant. Also take a look at their Care & Repair Service, which helps people over the age of 60 who want to remain independent and continue to live in their own home.
Care & Repair is a Home Improvement Agency for residents living in South Norfolk, Broadland and North Norfolk District Council areas. Care & Repair helps people over the age of 60 who want to remain independent and continue to live in their own home.
The Care & Repair team also runs a Handyperson service, which can help people over 60, and those with disabilities or long-term ill health, to get small repair jobs around the home done, at a reasonable cost.
How to Contact South Norfolk's Housing Standards Team?
South Norfolk House
Norwich NR15 2XE
Telephone 01508 533705
Minicom/textphone 01508 533622