Extra housing advice drop-in sessions added

11 Jan 2013 @ 2.35 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

City of York Council will be extending its programme of drop-in advice sessions on ‘Housing Options for Older People’ following its successful introduction at the end of last year.

The sessions aim to offer advice for older people on making decisions about their future housing needs, and cover topics such as specialist accommodation, moving house, support in your home and home improvements.

The scheme began in November 2012 following the launch of the ‘Positive Ageing: Housing Guide for Older People’ during City of York Council’s first ever Housing Week. This guide was drafted in consultation with Age UK, York Housing Association, Yorkshire Housing, Older Citizens’ York and York Older Persons’ Assembly.

Cllr Tracey Simpson-Laing, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Adult Social Care, said: “The scheme offers one to one advice for older people, providing easy access to good guidance for anyone who has questions about their housing situation, such as their options to downsize, or how to stay independent in their own home.

“Feedback from the well-received first series of sessions showed that people who were worried about housing issues were not sure how to resolve them, so I’m really pleased that we will be able to reach out to even more people in 2013.”

Drop-in sessions will be taking place at:

  • Friday 18 January 10.00 – 12.00, Terrace café at Auden House, Cemetery Road
  • Wednesday 23 January 13.00 – 15.00, OCAY, 52 Townend Street
  • Tuesday 12 February 10.00 – 12.30, OCAY, 52 Townend Street

No appointments are necessary.

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