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Help to stay in your current home in south norfolk

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:

  • Loans to help people meet the Decent Homes Standard (Decent Homes Loan)
  • Safe and Warm Grants
  • Disabled Facilities Grants
  • A Care and Repair Service for people over the age of 60

If you rent your home, they can offer advice on repairs and adaptations. They provide:

  • Advice on repair problems between you and your landlord;
  • Enforcement action where it is needed;
  • Safe and Warm grant help for work to your home which is not the landlord’s responsibility;
  • Disabled Facilities Grants
  • A Care and Repair Service for people over the age of 60.

Safe & Warm Grant and Decent Homes Loan

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.

Disabled Facilities Grant

The Disabled Facilities Grant, of up to £30,000, is designed to help people with a disability to make necessary changes to their homes

What the grant can be used for?

Adequate access into and around your home;

  • Suitable washing and toilet facilities;
  • Facilities for preparation of food;
  • A suitable room to sleep in;
  • Adequate heating facilities;
  • Adequate safety.
Applying for the grant

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 and Repair Service

 

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.

Care & Repair can offer:
  • Advice about carrying out repairs, maintenance and adaptations to your home
  • A property survey to see if there are any urgent repairs that we can help you with
  • Help to obtain estimates from reputable builders
  • Advice on any grants or loans which may be available
  • Researching possible charitable funding
  • Help to make sure you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled
  • Links with other organisations that may be able to help

Handyperson service

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?

Housing Standards

South Norfolk House
Cygnet Court
Long Stratton
Norwich NR15 2XE

Telephone 01508 533705

Minicom/textphone 01508 533622

email hrenewal@s-norfolk.gov.uk

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