Help with your housing and staying in your own home

If you are aged 60 or over and are having trouble coping with your housing, are at risk of losing your home, or already homeless, there are services to help you.

This includes help to give you the skills you need to manage your housing issues – from debts and benefits, landlords and neighbours, to getting help to manage your mental health or substance misuse.

Don’t put it off – it’s never too soon to ask for help if you think you need it.

The Supporting People programme funds a free and confidential housing support service for people aged 60 and over – STEPS to stay independent.

STEPS offers short term support (usually up to a year) to help you stay living independently if you:

  • are at risk of losing your home for reasons such as domestic violence, relationship breakdown, health issues.
  • are already homeless or living in a B&B or hostel
  • are living in poor quality or unsuitable accommodation.

You can find out more information about STEPS to stay independent on East Sussex 1Space.