The Age UK Derbyshire Dales Housing Options Service is a specialist information and advice service for older people. We can help you consider your present and future housing needs in the Derbyshire Dales. Our support can help you maximise your income, get the help and equipment you need to remain independent or support you to move to a more suitable home.
Our service is: free, confidential and independent and offers individual 1:1 support, whether you are a tenant or a homeowner. Anyone can refer to the service: you, a friend, family, carer or support workers.
Our support may cover:
- Moving home
- Choice-based lettings
- Benefits and welfare rights
- Home adaptations and aids
- Support services
- Residential, nursing care and extra-care
- Equity release and self-finance
You will work with our professional, well-trained staff to explore your needs. We will support you to make informed decisions about what is best for you now and in the future. Your Housing Options Adviser works for you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Or you can use our website which guides you through your housing options and provides information and links to other sources of help and advice.
The Housing Options Service started in the Derbyshire Dales with a funded pilot more than a decade ago and Derbyshire Dales District Council continues to fund the service in the district.
The Housing Options Service has been recognised for its contribution to older people’s wellbeing by supporting them to make well-informed and successful choices about where and how they live.
Age UK Derby and Derbyshire delivers the service because we can offer the reassurance of a free, confidential and independent service designed with older people.
To find out more please call 01629 706604 or email