Home Ownership for People with Long Term Disabilities (HOLD)
HOLD is ‘Home Ownership for People with Long Term Disabilities’. It is a government scheme where individuals are able to purchase a property via the shared home ownership route either on the open market or via social housing stock. The aim is to develop a life time model of housing for Service Users that provides a choice regarding accommodation for Service Users and their families to ensure peace of mind for the future.
All applicants have to be aged 18+, receive high or middle rate care (or PIP equivalent), be in the ESA support group (or equivalent), not have any debt, have mental capacity or have deputyship in place to support the home purchase and have in place an agreed appropriate care and support package.
The aim of the scheme is to assist people with fees associated with buying their property such as any monies needed for deposits, funding for adaptations and also for the installation of Assistive Technology to support more independent living.
HOLD is suitable for people:
- in residential care or supported living;
- who cannot share accommodation;
- in unsuitable accommodation;
- in Transition;
- with high care and support needs
- living ‘out of area’ who want to return to their community, family and friends;
- with older parents as carers;
- who want to leave their parents’ home but would still like to live close by to parents.
For more information please take a look at: www.mysafehome.info
To discuss your options in more detail please contact:
- HousingOptions@shropshire.gov.uk or ring 03456789005 quoting ‘HOLD’
- firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 02476 402211.