Personalising the Housing Offer 

On this page you can find information about new approaches to housing and support for people with disabilities. Article written by Sanna Westwood, Director, Strategic Arc Ltd.What is the point of personalising care if we don’t also personalise housing?

We are all constrained in our housing choices by our personal circumstances, age, financial and physical factors, geography, family circumstances and availability of affordable housing choices. But, even with these constraints, we should be able to exercise as much choice as we can in where, how and with whom we live.

How can we enable and support people with disabilities to access ‘choice’ in housing terms?

The following case study is based on a presentation given earlier this year at the East of England Housing LIN Meeting in Cambridge. It gives a high level view at the introduction of a housing brokerage service in Essex and identifies the key phases and activities that took place.

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