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Housing in South Bucks
South Bucks District Council no longer has any social housing of its own. Instead Beacon Housing Association acts on the Councilís behalf and provides housing for rent for families, single people, elderly people and those with special needs. The Association keeps the waiting list for places in all social housing schemes on behalf of South Bucks District Council.
Beacon Housing Association
50 Stoke Road , Slough SL2 5AW
Tel: 01753 606707
The District Council has nomination rights to most housing association schemes with property in the area , including the Abbeyfield Society for older people and the Slough and Thames Valley Foyer for young people.
Shared Ownership - The District Council is also in partnership with Notting Hill Home Ownership Housing Association providing opportunities for shared ownership.
Notting Hill Home Ownership
Grove House , 27 Hammersmith Grove
London W6 0JL Tel. 0181 357 4444
Housing for young people
Some organisations provide housing specifically for young people .These include Padstones www.padstones.org.uk
Housing for older people
A range of accommodation is available specifically for older people in the Burnham area. Contact Beacon Housing Association for more details of the schemes below.Rented accommodation without warden assistance but with 24 hour emergency alarm network.
Sheltered Housing - offers the opportunity for independent living in a secure environment with warden assistance on hand for advice and support. In some schemes residents may be provided with extra care by Social Services. e.g. - Perry House, Burnham has some extra care accommodation
The Abbeyfield Society has one property in Burnham . Residents have their own rooms but the use of some shared facilities and lunch and an evening meal are provided by the housekeeper.
Briony , 3 Church Street , Burnham Tel. 01628 605045Retirement homes to buy Ė these offer the opportunity for independence in your own accommodation but with the assurance of a warden close by e.g. Coulson Way, Burnham
Housing for people with disabilities
People who become disabled or whose disability is progressive may require alterations to their property or may need alternative accommodation. You can request an assessment of your housing needs by an occupational therapist from the Social Services Department. Grants may be available from the local District Council for adaptations. See Local Councils for contact details.
Help with Repairs
Grants may be available from the District Council to help with all or part of the cost of repairs and improvements to property. This includes privately owned as well as rented property. See Local Councils for contact details.
Handy Van Schemes
Handy Van schemes provide older people in Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe districts with a minor repairs and home security service. There are two schemes operating in the Chilterns and South Bucks districts:
Safer Homes in Southern Buckinghamshire Scheme
This scheme provides a general handy van service to older or vulnerable people including a minor repairs service and fitting of a range of home security products.
Telephone:0800 587 0465
Cost - £10 per hour labour plus materials (but grant assistance may be available)
Southern Bucks Handy Van Scheme
This scheme is run by Help the Aged and provides a free home security service to people over 60 with limited income and/or limited savings. Home security products such as door and window locks, door chains, door viewers and smoke alarms can be supplied and fitted.
Telephone: 01255 473999
Age Concern Handy Person Scheme Slough - A similar scheme operates in Slough for people aged 60 and over.
Telephone: 01753 822890
Housing in Slough
For details of Council accommodation to rent in Slough contact :
Slough Borough Council,
Town Hall, Bath Road,
Slough, SL1 3UQ
Tel. 01753 552288 or
Slough Borough Council One Stop Shop,
Queensmere Shopping Centre, Slough
Tel: 01753 787878
Help And Advice with Housing
A number of organisations can offer information and advice about housing issues including Citizenís Advice Bureaux , Burnham Advice and Information Centre and Age Concern. There are also specialist organisations that can help.
Shelter - Offers free, confidential and impartial advice and advocacy on housing problems .
5 - 7 Park Street,
Slough, SL1 1PE
Telephone: 01753 691844
Shelter has a free 24 hour helpline - Shelterline
Telephone: 0808 800 4444
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