If you are looking for a new home, please let Our Housing Service help you find it. We have been assisting people to fine appropriate housing by giving them choices and promoting their independence for almost 20 years. We are confident that we can work with you to find the right housing solution for you, whatever your need, whatever your situation.
If you think we can help, we invite you to join us in the following steps:
- MAKING CONTACT
You can contact us directly or through somebody else acting on your behalf either by phone, email or through our website. Many referrals for housing on behalf of individuals come to us through statutory agencies such as the local authority, mental health or probation services, or other care providers so, if you are supported by any of these bodies, they could contact us on your behalf.
- MEETING US
We ask you to complete a housing application form which we can assist with if that would be helpful and then we arrange to meet with you to discuss your needs and preferences.
- DISCUSSING YOUR NEEDS
We ask you to tell us about the kind of property you are looking for. We would discuss with you whether you want to live alone or in shared setting; whether you have a family who will be living with you; what area or type of neighbourhood would you prefer to live in, whether you want access to a garden or not and so forth. We would also discuss your financial position at this point and finding a way to enable you to afford your housing.
- PROPERTY SEARCH
We would now start to search for the type of housing you need. We may already have an appropriate property within our extensive housing stock or else we will search for appropriate housing for you more widely.
- VISITING A PROPERTY
In order to ensure the property we have found is what you are looking for, we normally invite you, your family, your social worker or key worker to visit the property.
- SECURING YOUR NEW HOME
If all are agreed that we have found the right property for you, we now work with you to ensure that you will be able to maintain your tenancy with us by ensuring that funds are available for you to be able to pay the rent and utilities. We offer all the support we can with this matter.
- MOVING IN
As you are moving in, we spend some time with you explaining the terms of your tenancy, the relationship between you and Future HSC, and who to contact if you have any concerns around your finances, your property and/or your health.
We also make you aware of the other services Future HSC can offer you including our Domiciliary Home Care And Support Service and the support offered to you as a tenant by our Housing Officers whose dedicated role is to enable you to maintain a stable and comfortable life in your property and to become as independent as possible within your community.