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:
Our trained Housing Advisers are Tracy Finnie and Janice Burt who are supported in Admin by Stefan Brennan.
To assist with independent living, we also manage a new project: Self Directed Support Options.
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 where you can follow the Blog. SDS Options Fife also has a Facebook Page where latest information and photos are posted.
Victoria Guest, Our SDS Volunteer Co-ordinator works with individuals who volunteer 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!
The newest work within the SDS Options Fife project is our project around Option 1: 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 Rep; 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!
Julia Walker is our Independent LIving Officer and Zoe Cormack is our HR Rep.
The SDS Options Fife team is supported by David BIrrell and Stefan Brennan the Admin Officers for the project.
Here at DPHS we are led by the experiences of disabled people who have had problems with their housing and/or independent support. 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