Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Northampton Borough Council - Housing Solutions

Type of service:
Adulthood
Address:
The Guildhall, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 1DE
Service description:
Services available to Northampton Borough Council residents

Housing options and homelessness

The housing options service helps people find solutions to their housing and money problems and advice on their options if they are threatened with losing their home. If you are homeless they help you find a suitable home.

What else can they help you with?
• The Deposit Bond Scheme
• Mortgage Rescue
• Employment and training opportunities
• Debt counselling - money advice
• Northampton Credit Union

Contact
0300 330 7000
housingadvice@northampton.gov.uk or
debtcounselling@northampton.gov.uk
moneyadvice@northampton.gov.uk
Text Relay Service available

Home choice and resettlement

Affordable housing is at a premium in Northampton. If you are on low or moderate income a number of housing options are available.

Options could include…
• Renting from the council
• Renting from a housing association
• Renting privately
• Low cost home ownership (Homebuy)
• Buying your council home

Contact
0300 330 7000
housingcustomerservices@northampton.gov.uk
Text Relay Service available

Private sector housing solutions

Northampton Borough Council work together to find solutions for your long term housing and support needs. Their private sector housing solutions team works with landlords regarding private rentals, student accommodation, homes in multiple occupancy and disrepair of private rented properties. They work in partnership with the National Health Service and Northamptonshire County Council to help people with their support needs to enable them to stay in their homes.

What can they help you with?
• Rent bond and deposit
• Private Landlords’ Accreditation - This is a new region-wide scheme that encourages and rewards good property standards and management practice in the private sector
• Empty Homes - Bringing homes back into use
• Disabled Facility Grant and Adaptations
• Warm Front - For energy efficiency measures including repairs or first time heating for households on benefits

Contact
01604 838585
information. pshs@northampton.gov.uk
Text Relay Service available

Gateway Support

The gateway team offers advice and ongoing support to people living, or wanting to live in Northampton, who have housing and/or support needs. They recognise that some households experience particular problems and may need additional support when faced with homelessness.

What they do…
• Assess your housing needs
• Discuss any support you might currently have
• Assess any unmet support needs
• Agree an action plan/next steps with you
• Help you to find suitable housing
• Help you to find the right support to live independently and sustain your tenancy

Contact:
0300 330 7000
gateway@northampton.gov.uk
Text Relay Service available

Community solutions

Community Solutions allows retired or younger disabled people to live independently in their own home and manage their own affairs for as long as possible. Some residents need a lot of support and also have care provided through Social Services, voluntary agencies, family and friends. Other residents only need help from time to time. The benefit of Community Solutions is that it provides flexible support to people when they need it most.

What they do...
• Provide housing related support
• Develop a support plan with you that will be reviewed at regular intervals
• Give you advice and information
• Help develop your life skills and social contacts
• Help to arrange any services you need, such as repairs to your property
• Help you establish and maintain security and safety within your home

Contact:
01604 837880
shelteredhousing@northampton.gov.uk
Text Relay Service available
Age range:
18 years - 100 years
Referral route:
  • Agency referral
  • Contact service direct
  • Self referral
Last updated on:
29/03/2018

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