For specialist housing adapted for people with disabilities in your area contact the following organisations.
Worcester City Council
The Hive, Sawmill Walk,
Telephone: 01905 722233
Malvern Hills District Council
Telephone: 01684 579579
Wychavon District Council
Queen Elizabeth Drive,
Telephone: 01386 565000
Additionally, each local council works closely with housing associations to meet housing needs. Some help all types of applicants and others specialise, for example, by housing disabled, elderly or young single people. Your local council is your first stop for housing information, but if you need to contact one of the housing associations working in your area, you’ll find their details below.
Platform (former Fortis Living)
Telephone: 0333 2007304
Additionally, Festival Housing run two subsidiary housing associations, Spa Housing in Droitwich and Elgar Housing
Anchor Hanover Housing Association
Telephone: 0808 1024069
Community Housing Group
3, Foley Grove, Foley Business Park,
Kidderminster, DY11 7PT
Used to be Wyre Forest Community Housing
Telephone: 0800 169 5454
Worcester CAB & WHABAC
(Worcester Housing and Benefits Advice Centre) The service provides free information and support on all forms of housing needs.
Telephone: 0344 4111303
Confidential housing advice line. Open from 8a.m. until Midnight.
Telephone: 0808 8004444
Disabled Facilities Grant
Care and Repair is a home improvement agency which provides independent advice on help with repairs, modernisation and home adaptations to people who are elderly, have a disability or on a low income. The agency can help in applying for grants where appropriate which may fund all or part of the work.
Contact Worcestershire Care and Repair agency for further information
Telephone: 01684 579456
Minor Works Grant
Minor works Grants are also available. This covers essential repairs, home safety and security, energy efficiency measures. Typical works include rewiring, re-roofing, new doors and windows. Phone number as above.
The Warmer Worcestershire project is aimed at reducing carbon emissions in the county by increasing energy efficiency in homes where high levels of heat loss are identified. If you have a low income or are receiving benefits you may be eligible for financial assistance to make your home more energy efficient. Contact Warmer Worcestershire using the details below to find out more:
Telephone: 01905 765765