Housing contacts directory

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Housing contacts directory

A list of useful housing services organisations.

 

Service

What do they do?

How to contact them

Homemove

A major change in the way housing associations let their homes means the choice based lettings scheme, called HOMEMOVE, allows people looking for housing to bid for the properties they are interested in. Before, people on the waiting list were simply allocated homes by the council, but now people have the chance to choose the ones they are interested in

www.homemove.org.uk

Where to find a property?

These sites contain lots of adverts for homes to rent in Rother

www.friday-ad.co.uk

www.rightmove.com

www.findaproperty.com

Benefits Checker

Check your eligibility for Housing Benefit and other support

www.gov.uk/benefits

Local Housing Allowance rates

Here you'll find the current level of LHA being paid together with claim forms

www.rother.gov.uk/3540

Hastings Furniture Service

Provides reconditioned appliances and good quality used furniture to those on a low-income

www.hfs.org.uk

01424 441112

Apply for Social Housing

Here you'll find all the forms you need to get on the housing register and make use of the Homemove scheme

www.rother.gov.uk/housing

Mutual Exchange

If you already live in a Council or Housing Association property you might want to try 'swapping' your home with someone else

www.exchangelocata.org.uk

www.homeswapper.co.uk

BPHA

If Shared Ownership sounds like a good option then look here for full details of the properties and products available together with details of how to register

www.helptobuyese.org.uk

03333 214044

Adult Social Care Direct

Provides help and access to services for those who find it difficult to manage daily tasks at home. This single point of contact will point you towards other useful services

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/socialcare

0345 60 80 191

Adult Social Care Direct
Social Care Direct (Adult Services)
St. Mary's House
52 St. Leonard's Road
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN21 3UU

Homeworks

Offer support to anyone aged 16 to 64 who is homeless or could be at risk of losing their home and needs support to live independently

Phone 01273 898700

Text 07773 377754

Email referrals@homeworkseast.org.uk

BHT

Brighton Housing Trust

Provides a range of specialist legal advice in housing, immigration, welfare benefits and debt

16 Havelock Road
Hastings
TN34 1BP

01424 452610

Citizens Advice Bureau

Offer free, confidential and impartial advice on a wide range of subjects, including housing issues

www.rotherdistrictcab.org.uk

(01424) 215055

(01424) 734549

Bank Chambers
Buckhurst Place
Bexhill-on-Sea
TN40 1QF

Shelter

A campaigning charity that provide advice and support to those at risk of homelessness

www.shelter.org.uk

0808 800 4444 (free advice line)

Hastings and Rother Mediation service

Specialists in family mediation between parents and children, if you're having problems at home they might be able to help

http://www.mediationeastsussex.co.uk/

(01424) 446808

Information for Travellers

Your first point of contact for most issues should be the Traveller Liaison Officer at East Sussex County Council

www.eastsussex.gov.uk/travellers

01273 481344

County Hall
St Anne's Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 1SW

Connexions

Information and advice for a young people on a wide range of subjects from education to health and housing

www.c360.org.uk/blog/category/healthandadvice/housing

Rothermere House
49-51 Cambridge Road
Hastings
TN34 1DT

01424 722045

Crime Prevention

Call this number for all non-emergency policing and anti-social behaviour matters

0845 60 70 999

Refuge

Advice and support for people suffering domestic violence, the freephone helpline is staffed 24 hours a day

www.refuge.org.uk

0808 2000 247

CRI

Domestic Abuse Service

Information, advocacy and practical and emotional support to women, men and children living with domestic abuse and violence in the East Sussex area

01424 716629

Action for ChangeAdvice and information for anyone concerned about their own or some else's drinking

1st Floor Hanover House
Marina St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0DN

01424 460066

CRI Substance Misuse Service Hastings and RotherHigh quality substance misuse interventions in the community working in partnership with Sussex NHS Trust

Thrift House
13 Wellington Place
Hastings
TN34 1NY

01424 452580

www.cri.org.uk

Talk to Frank

Information on drug and alcohol misuse and where to go for help

www.talktofrank.com

0800 77 66 00

Home Heat Helpline

This helpline is funded by energy suppliers and is a great source of advice if you're worried about your energy bills

www.homeheathelpline.org.uk

0800 33 66 99

Gas Safety

The Health and Safety executive's pages contain all the information you need to install and maintain a safe, legal gas appliances in the home

www.hse.gov.uk/gas

Warm Front

This government funded scheme provides insulation and heating improvements for those on low incomes

www.warmfront.co.uk

0800 316 2805

Energy Savings Trust

There are six regional Energy Savings Trust advice centres across the country. The Energy Savings Trust will provide you with information on reducing your carbon emissions and lowering your energy bills

www.energysavingtrust.org.uk

0800 512 012

Rehab 4 AddictionRehab 4 Addiction is a free helpline for people suffering from addiction and mental health issues.

http://www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

0800 140 4690

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