DPHS & SDS Options Fife

The Disabled Persons Housing Service is a small charity split into two teams. One dealing with Housing and another for Self-Directed Support. The housing team is dedicated to providing information and advice around housing issues for homeowners, Private tenants, and social tenants across Fife. We help applicants through the process of applying to Fife Housing Register and ensuring their application is as strong as possible, conversing with the council on our applicants’ behalf when required. The SDS Options Fife element of our organisation assists people who need help from another person for their personal care needs and support to keep or maintain their independence for as long as they can. We assist people to accessing the Self-Directed Support grant process which will pay for the care they need. Fife Social Work Department assess individuals and we help you to understand what you can ask for, what your rights are and how to explore what option is right for your situation. There are 4 options people can choose from which includes employing your own personal assistant, choosing an agency or asking Fife Council to take on all the decisions and put care in place for you. The fourth option allows a mixture of these. We help people put together an advert, advertise, assist with HR and contracts as well as connect them with local resources to enhance their support network. Taking people step by step through the process of SDS and advocating for their rights, beliefs or perspective allows people to have their say in the most challenging of times. We are here to help.


To provide independent advice and information so that disabled people can have the chance to consider housing options right for them and so enable them to live independently. SDS Options assists people to

Services provided:

They provide full independent *housing information, advice and support for disabled people in Fife, assisting them to find the right housing solution that meets their needs.

They also offer guidance on Self Directed Support Options so you can live more independent in your home with support and you can find out about this by phoning  the office or visiting the SDS Options Fife website: www.sdsoptionsfife.org.uk  

They can also advise you about adapting your  current property no matter what type of property – rented, owned, private let, etc.   Landlords are also welcome to use our service to find tenants for their specifically adapted or accessible properties.

They will explore all your options with you and provide you with a full, independent, Housing Options Report so that you have an action plan to work with.

Check out up to date information about housing and much more on our FACEBOOK page where we are happy to hear your comments:

Although funding for their Housing Mentors project has now ended, information, stories and videos are still available on their website.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday   9.00am – 5.00pm

Address: Caledonia House

Pentland Park




Caledonia House, Pentland Park Glenrothes fife
Caledonia House
Pentland Park
KY15 4GW
United Kingdom

Phone: +447592037277
Website: http://www.dphsfife.org.uk
Email: lisa.sds@dphsfife.org.uk

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