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Living with a disability or health condition

Housing options

Finding a safe and secure place to call home is an important part of living independently.

Visit our page on housing options and care homes for more information.

For most of these options, you would need to have an assessment under the Care Act to determine your eligibility.

For more information, ask your social worker if you have one, or contact Adult Social Care.

You can also contact your local council for housing related advice and support such as what to do if you're at risk of homelessness, applying for council housing and claiming Housing Benefit.

Young adults with a disability

As you move into adulthood you will need to think about where you want to live. You may decide to stay living at home or you may want to move out and live a more independent life.

Essex Local Offer has more information on:

Easy read

The following organisations have easy read guides on housing:
Housing for people with a learning disability – Mencap
No Place Like Home Guide – A housing booklet from Preparing for

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