Housing

Our housing service is designed to help you live as independently as possible in the home of your choice. Our housing coordinators are trained to help you understand your rights, and advise you of practical solutions to any problems you may be experiencing.

Action for Blind People service user Lee

When diagnosed with an eye condition many people think they can no longer live in their own home. We can help you whether you own or rent your home, are living with someone else, are homeless, or are at risk from losing your home.

We also work with housing providers and other professionals to help them understand the impact of sight loss and the additional barriers to independence it creates.

How we can help:

  • Find a more suitable home if your present housing no longer meets your needs, you are homeless, or you are at risk of losing your home.
  • Resolve landlord, tenancy or housing finance problems and access specialist debt advice.
  • Find ways to improve your situation if you are struggling with certain facilities in your home, such as adaptations with stairs, the bathroom or kitchen.
  • Get practical assistance with daily living tasks to help you to improve your independence and remain in your present home.
  • Resolve antisocial behaviour or neighbour nuisance problems.
  • Improve housing conditions such as disrepair, poor heating and energy efficiency, security and safety concerns.

Supported housing

We have supported housing in two locations. Bradbury Oak House is in East Dulwich, London and Swail House is in Epsom in Surrey.

Lee's story

Listen to Lee talk about his housing situation and how Action helped him.

Sheila's story

Sheila was helped by Action in her housing situation. Listen to a podcast with Sheila.

Where to get help

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If you need advice about housing then please contact your local Action team and they will put you in touch with someone who can help.

Contact your local Action team

Resources

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We also have a range of housing resources including information about the support available, adaptations and equipment.

Housing resources

How you can help

Every 15 minutes someone in the UK starts to lose their sight.

Around the country, people with sight loss are at risk of terrible accidents because they need specialised equipment and training.

Your donation will help us make houses safe and practical for more blind and partially sighted for people like George