Housing Options for Older People – Do you want to move or stay?

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As we get older, our housing needs can change. We’ve made a checklist (below) to help you work out what is right for you. Our advice is to think about what you want now, and what you might want in a few years. That helps you think about whether you want to move to a new home or whether you want to make changes to what you have now.
checklistOur tips

  • If most of the points are ok, look at ways to improve the few that are not ok.
  • If most points are ok now but likely to change, you can start planning ahead now.
  • If there are things that need sorting now, look for options to improve these for you. But still think of the other factors too.
  • If several points are in the ‘need to change now’ column, this should help you work out your priorities for your next house move.

Our officers will be holding information sessions across Angus over the next month or so and will give advice to anyone who pops in between 10 am and 2pm on the following dates and locations:

  • 25 October 2018 – Brechin Library
  • 26 October 2018 – Kirriemuir Library
  • 30 October 2018 – Forfar Library
  • 8 November 2018 – Carnoustie Library
  • 16 November 2018 – Montrose Library
  • 23 November 2018 – Monifeth Library
  • 28 November 2018 – Arbroath Library

Or if you would like to talk to an officer, please phone ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778.

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Warm & Well Angus service


CAB W&W service

 

Warm & Well Angus offers a home visiting service to older and disabled adults who are unable to leave their homes and are worried by their energy bills, scams or housing problems.

Fully-trained volunteer advisers help people stay in their own homes and improve their overall health by providing general advice with emphasis on energy matters, housing issues, scams and benefit checks (income maximisation)..

To enquire about this service, contact the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) by phoning  01241 870661 ext 234

To see more projects run by Citizens Advice Bureaux in Angus see CAB website.

Calling the Over 50s in Angus!

Older people housing 1If you’re over 50, we’re looking at ways to help you find services and improve housing options in Angus. To gain a better understanding of housing-related issues for older people, we’re undertaking a survey. The survey is aimed at people aged 50 or over from all housing tenures, whether you own or rent your property from the council, private landlord or housing association.

We want to know about:

  • You and your household
  • The characteristics of your home
  • Your future housing aspirations and plans
  • Any barriers preventing you from living in suitable accommodation that meets your needs

So please take part in our survey by completing the online questionnaire here .

If you are unable to view the online version,

please contact ACCESSLine on 03452 777 778

leave your name and number

and a member of our housing team will call you back to conduct the survey over the phone.

The survey is open now and has been extended to  30 November 2018.