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Renting and buying options

Renting from the Council, Housing associations and Key Choices

Key Choices is designed to give you better access to your housing options by publishing details of available properties. You can then decide which property you wish to be considered for.

Renting from a private landlord

Key Choices Property Management (KCPM) are Specialists in Private Rented Property Management.

Their aim is to offer tenants a choice of property set to a high standard and offer landlords a professional and efficient property management service.

Find out more about renting from a private landlord.

Affordable housing

Affordable housing is aimed at assisting households who are in housing need and unable to afford market housing. Affordable housing can either be social rented housing or intermediate housing (low cost home ownership).

There are some specially adapted units for people with physical or sensory impairments. Find out more about affordable housing.

Shared ownership is designed to support people unable to afford the outright purchase of a property suitable for their housing needs.

Shared Equity is part buying your home with the remaining percentage being owned by the Housing Association. This is an alternative to shared ownership. Find out more about shared ownership.

Medical Priority Housing

The Assessment Team provides a comprehensive assessment service to all vulnerable customers who need to apply for priority housing.

Find out more about medical priority housing.

Extra Care Housing

Extra Care Housing offers a new way of helping you to live independently for as long as possible. It gives you the security and privacy of a home of your own, a range of facilities on the premises and access to a 24 hour emergency response service is available if you need them.

To be able to access Extra Care Housing you will need to undergo a housing assessment by the Medical Assessment Team and a financial assessment from our Fair Charging Team. This will ensure you are eligible for the accommodation and it is affordable.

Find out more about extra care housing.

Residential and nursing care homes

A Care Home is a residential home where people live who:

  • Are or have been ill
  • Have or have had a mental disorder
  • Are disabled or infirm
  • Are or have been dependent on alcohol or drugs

In addition to accommodation Care Homes provide help and assistance with:

  • Personal hygiene including washing, bathing, shaving, oral hygiene, nail care etc
  • Continence management including assistance with toileting, skin care, incontinence laundry and bed changing
  • Food and diet including preparation of food and fulfilment of dietary requirements and assistance eating
  • Counselling and support including behaviour management, psychological support and reminding devices
  • Simple treatments including assistance with medication (including eye drops), application of simple dressings, lotions and creams and oxygen therapy
  • Personal assistance including help with dressing, surgical appliances, mechanical and/or manual aids, assistance getting up or going to bed

A Nursing Care Home is a Care Home which also has registered nurses and experienced care assistants in constant attendance that provide 24 hour nursing care services for health needs as prescribed by physicians. These homes are for people who are very frail, or for people who are unable to care for themselves and have numerous health care requirements.

Find out more about residential and nursing care.

You can browse the search and shop area to search for providers who provide this service.

Supporting People Programme

The Rotherham Supporting People Programme offers vulnerable people the opportunity to improve their quality of life by providing a stable environment which enables greater independence.

This support may include:

  • Access suitable, secure accommodation as needed
  • Access to appropriate services/agencies in the local area including health, leisure and counselling where appropriate
  • Resettle into independent accommodation
  • Stay in their own home as appropriate
  • Prevent hospitalisation
  • Move into education, employment or training as appropriate

Find out more about the Supporting People Programme.

Shared Lives Scheme

The Shared Lives Scheme offers opportunities for adults to live or spend time with approved Shared Lives Carers and their families as valued members of their own communities.

Older people and adults with disabilities or dementia are provided with individually tailored support to help them to live as independently and safely as possible. Shared Lives offers long term accommodation, short break respite care or day time support in the carer's own home (Adult Fostering).

The Shared Lives Scheme is actively looking for new Shared Lives carers.  Interested people don't need to be experts - the most important skills are warmth, respect and patience.

Find out more about becoming a shared lives carer.

If you feel at risk of becoming homeless

The homelessness service is an emergency service that will deal with people who meet strict criteria. They will always try to provide help to enable people to stay in their own homes in the first instance.

Support within your home

If you are finding it difficult to cope at home, there are a number of ways that you can be supported, to help you remain living independently for as long as possible.

Find out more about help to live at home.

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