**Update Regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus** - Further Information & updates can be accessed Here
Let's talk about....keeping safe and well... "Safe and well" 2020 booklet has been launched. You can read more here
There a weekly round up of Service providers operating during COVID can be found here
Our staff are able to offer people telephone and email support answering queries. Although there are no face to face appointments due to Covid19.
We are still contactable on T: 01592 803280 and E: firstname.lastname@example.org (our Facebook messenger is unavailable at present)
DPH & SDS Service (Fife) Caledonia House, Pentland Park, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AQ
If you would like to refer yourself to Disabled Persons Housing & SDS Service Fife you can do so at any time by completing the Referral form which you will find here - https://www.dphsfife.org.uk/register.html
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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 Janice Burt and Wendy Riverio.
To assist with independent living, we also manage a project: Self Directed Support Options.
You can find out about this by phoning 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.
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 Officers will work with you!
Julia Walker is our Community Co-ordinator and Judy Haddow is our Independent Living Officer and Zoe Cormack is our HR Rep.
The SDS Options Fife team is supported by David Birrell Admin Officer/Independent Living Officer and Stefan Brennan Admin Officer/Housing Adviser 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.
Did you know?
You can request some of Fife Council services online. If you require a new Meals on Wheels service, or would like to amend a current service (including cancellations and restarts) you can do so here: fife.gov.uk/mealsonwheels
If you would like to request a Community Alarms Service, you can do so here: fife.gov.uk/communityalarms When Fife Council is closed, if your enquiry is of an urgent nature that requires immediate social work attention, this should be reported to emergency out of hours team on 03451 55 00 99. **
Charity No.: SC032589
Company No.: SC226571