Disabled Persons Housing Service (Scottish Borders)

Provide advice, information, support and advocacy to disabled people with housing problems in the Scottish Borders

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Aims:

To be a one stop shop for advice, information, support and advocacy for disabled people with housing problems in the Scottish Borders.

Services provided:

Housing advice covers a range of options including:-

  • Assessment of needs
  • Operating a register to better match vacant properties with disabled people who would be best suited to the house
  • Keeping up to date records on all available and planned barrier free and wheelchair housing in the Borders
  • General advice services on all aspects of housing services
  • Working with individual disabled people in assessing aids and adaptations which may make a property more suitable to their needs
  • Opening doors to the funding needed when disabled people want access to other forms of housing tenure, including ownership and shared ownership, which can mean a disabled person on benefits buying their own home
  • Working with housing providers, architects, builders and individuals on barrier-free-aids, adaptations and layouts
  • Provide computer training.

Additional information:

Housing Advisors can carry out home visits and prepare a housing plan.

Address

The Surgery
1 Orchard Park
St Boswells
TD6 0DA

Phone: 01835 823 122
Email: dphsborders@msn.com

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