Getting support to adapt your home or live where you choose
Examples of Support
Appropriate housing options
Housing adaptations (e.g. wet floor shower room, extensions)
Specialist assessment and equipment (e.g. handrails, temperature sensing equipment, remote door openers)
Advice about local authority grants
Advice about falls prevention
Advice about planning for the future (e.g. needing a carer to stay overnight, adapting a house for a wheelchair)
Being part of the community and having access to outside spaces
Advice about mortgages and housing benefit or Council Tax
Key Services and People
Health & Social Care Services (e.g. Community Occupational Therapist)
Safety and monitoring systems
Integrated Multi Agency Arrangements, Referral Pathways and Resources
HD Specialists to consider housing needs and refer client to relevant services for formal assessment of housing needs and options.
There should be a nominated Housing Officer – or local area coordination group – in each area with whom the HD Specialists can liaise to highlight clients with complex needs or who are facing difficulties resolving their housing problems.
Refer to local Scottish Huntington’s Association service standards
People living with HD and their families feel well informed about and empowered to access available housing options, are able to live independently for longer and with a good quality of life.