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Partners and Other Housing Options

       

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Doncaster Council

Doncaster Civic Office
Waterdale
Doncaster
DN1 3BU

Telephone Customer Services: 01302 736000 

email: general.enquiries@doncaster.gov.uk

web: www.doncaster.gov.uk

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St Leger Homes of Doncaster

St Leger Court
White Rose Way
Doncaster
DN4 5ND

HomeChoice enquiries: 01302 862628

web: www.stlegerhomes.co.uk

 


Housing Options and Homelessness

If you need advice or assistance around Housing Options or Homelessness please visit Doncaster Council's website. 

Shelter

One in 14 people in Yorkshire and The Humber fear they won’t be able to afford to pay the rent or mortgage at the end of this month. Yet many people in this situation would feel too ashamed to ask for help.

Shelter’s helpline receives too many calls from people in desperation, and on the brink of losing their home, because bills and notices have been left unopened and problems have piled up.

We are encouraging those at risk to seek advice from Shelter and avoid problems spiralling out of control.

Go to www.shelter.org.uk/advice or ring freephone 0808 800 4444.

Extra Care

What is Extra Care?

Extra care housing schemes link accommodation with care and are seen as the way forward to provide older people with their own high quality accommodation, with access to housing related support and a personal care package that is close at hand.

The main aim is to give older people the support they need in an environment that promotes independence and provides a real alternative to residential care.

Rokeby Gardens – Kirk Sandall

This is a new build extra care housing development offering comfortable, independent retirement accommodation for older people in 41 apartments for rent and 11 for low cost ownership.

Each apartment has two bedrooms, individually controlled under floor heating, a fully fitted kitchen, a level access wet-room shower and a pull-cord emergency call system.

Rokeby Gardens has been built by Housing 21 in partnership with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, building contractors FHM and the Homes and Communities Agency.

For further information on how to express an interest in this scheme please see the information leaflet.

Harrogate Court is also an extra care scheme, there is more information provided in this leaflet.

Affordable Housing

Plumlife, who is part of Great Places Housing Group, has been appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency, the government body that funds affordable new homes to be its Homebuy Agents for Greater Manchester, Lancashire, andSouth Yorkshire.

A Homebuy Agent is a one stop shop, allowing you to apply for a whole host of schemes and developments regardless of the supplier by completing just one application form.  Plumlife will then notify all the Housing Associations within the area(s) you have chosen, that you are looking for a property. The Homebuy form is downloadable from the website link below.

Plumlife is a not-for-profit company specialising in shared and low cost home ownership - as well as, affordable homes to rent now and buy later. Operating as the 'Homebuy brand and Real Help now' trademark, Plumlife is able to help those who cannot afford a property with just a commercially available mortgage to achieve the dream of owning their own home. 

If you are interested in affordable housing you can contact Plumlife, your local Homebuy Agent, for more information. The Plumlife sales team will guide you step-by-step through the whole process. 

Call their enquiries team on 0161 447 5050 or visit their web site www.plumlife.co.uk

Shared Ownership

Shared ownership is normally a first step towards owning your own home. It is a way of partly owning and partly renting your home. For eaxmple you can buy half your home and pay rent for the remaining share.

Jephson Housing Association Group have some homes available for Shared Ownership, off Station Road Stainforth, if you think Shared Ownership could be a solution for you, please read Jephson's guide to Shared Ownership. You can search for shared ownership properties using our property search page or visit their website for more details http://www.jephson.org.uk/ You can also contact Zoe Bostwick on 01226 763160.

If you are interested in shared ownership properties You will need to complete a Jephson Homes application form and be approved for affordbale home ownership through Plum Life the local Home Buy agent.

If you need to contact Plum Life you can contact them through their enquiries team on 0161 447 5050 or visit their web site www.plumlife.co.uk

Housing Associations

If you are looking to rent a home in Doncaster, you may want to consider renting from a Housing Association.

Housing Associations provide affordable housing in many areas of Doncaster. They build new homes and improve existing properties, mainly for rent.

Some Housing Associations in Doncaster only have properties for elderly or disabled people. Most, however supply a mix of property types, including general needs houses and flats suitable for families, couples or single people.

For more information about the Housing Associations and their contact details please click the following link Housing Association Booklet.

If you want to find out more about a specific Housing Association please click on the relevant link;

Chevin Housing Association

Riverside English Churches Housing Group

Home Group

Jephson Housing Association Group

"Johnnie" Johnson Housing

Guinness Northern Counties

Places for People Homes

Sanctuary Housing Association

South Yorkshire Housing Association

Yorkshire Housing

Anchor Housing Association

Hanover Housing Association

Housing 21

Railway Housing Association

Doncaster YMCA

Salvation Army Housing Association

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