disabled persons housing service (fife)
We 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.
We 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.
We 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 our Housing Mentors project has now ended, information, stories and videos are still available on this site.
Our newest service is Self Directed Support Options and you can find out about this by phoning Claire Chue Hong here at the office (01592 803280) or visiting the SDS Options Fife website: www.sdsoptionsfife.org.uk . Victoria Guest, Our SDS Volunteer Co-ordinator also works with volunteers to share their experiences with others so if this is something you'd like to do, or if you'd like to come along and meet the SDS volunteers give Victoria a ring at the office!
We are currently recruiting additional team members to support the SDS Options work particularly regarding Option 1 which is where an individual chooses to employ their own support/staff/personal assistant and become an employer. This SDS work is called our Independent Living Project. We will be offering 1:1 support via our Independent Living Officer; awareness and training via our HR Training Officer; peer support via our volunteers, and of course if you are still not sure about which option to choose then Claire can assist in exploring all the options with you. If you are pretty sure you want to look at Option 1 (employing your own worker/s) then our Independent Living Officer will work with you! Our recruitment is almost complete for this project and we aim to deliver from mid August. Our SDS Options website will be further developed to hold all of the new information!
Here at DPHS we are led by the experiences of disabled people who have had problems with their housing. We are an independent, user-led charity with a small staff team, and an experienced volunteer board of directors.
*Our housing advice service has been audited by Scottish Government as part of its National Standards programme to ensure quality of advice.
Charity No.: SC032589
Company No.: SC226571