Having a home which is safe and affordable is generally considered to be a basic need. Stable surroundings help to maintain health and wellbeing. Poor housing or homelessness can contribute to the development of mental health problems or can make existing mental health problems more difficult to manage.
There are Housing Departments in all the Districts and Boroughs in Kent some of which still own and manage their housing stock. Housing Advice is available on all aspects of housing.
- Finding a Home
- Private Sector Relations
- Adaptations to the Home
- Find your local housing support
- Applying for a council and housing association home through the choice-based lettings service Kent Homechoice
- Finding accommodation for older people and people with particular support needs
- Finding a home in the private rented sector
- Buying your own home through the government funded Help to Buy scheme or a shared ownership scheme through a housing association
- Moving In Or Moving On gives advice on renting somewhere to live
- Advice and assistance to those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness
- Support if you are finding it hard to sustain your tenancy, such as floating support, home improvement and handyperson services, and community alarms
- Support if you are having serious difficulties managing your income or need help if you are facing exceptional pressures as a result of an emergency or crisis through the Kent Support & Assistance Service
- Advice and assistance to private renting tenants on housing conditions, health and safety, deposits and if issues have arisen with the landlord
- Providing Disabled Facility Grants that help disabled people adapt their homes to enable them to live as independently as possible