Creating an Accommodation Plan for Sheffield

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We want to develop an accommodation plan for people who need support due to their disability or long term health condition.


For adults with disabilities and long terms health conditions, the housing options can include:

  • 'Supported living'- these are services where the tenants have support from an 'on-site' care team

  • ‘Extra Care Housing’ and 'Sheltered housing', this is for older people, and provides accommodation and activities

  • Own home with support from family and/or carers

Social Workers can help identify what the best housing option is. Adult Care use the Care Act 2014 to carry out an assessment of the individual's needs. Support options can also vary depending on individual circumstances.


Our aim for the Sheffield Specialist Accommodation Plan

We want to create a plan about the housing in Sheffield for people who may need care and support, due to their disabilities or long term health condition.

Sheffield already has a lot of housing for people with disabilities or long term health conditions, however, we know that this may need to change to meet everyone's needs in the future.

We want to hear from people who already live in this type of accommodation, and from people who will need this accommodation in the future.

We want to hear from people who have long term health conditions and disabilities. This could include disabilities that are invisible.


Specialist Accommodation Working Group

We have formed a group with local people to work together on the plan and we are looking for new members.

The group includes:

  • family carers
  • people who live in ‘supported living’
  • Council officers.

The group will be considering:

  • How to engage more widely with people who have disabilities
  • The strategies and other work which are being developed
  • Demand and supply of accommodation in the city
  • Quality of accommodation.

The group has a terms of reference and meets every other month.

Get involved

If you are interested in joining this new working group, please contact Caroline Stiff, email: Caroline.Stiff@sheffield.gov.uk, or call: 07824 361294.

The working group was developed as part of the Sheffield Adult Social Care Festival of Involvement in Summer 2023.


The survey

The survey is now live. We want to hear from:

  • Adults (16+) with disabilities and long term health conditions, who are living with family members, relatives or friends

  • Family members and unpaid carers, who are looking after people with disabilities and long term health conditions

  • People already living independently in supported accommodation who may be thinking about their future


As well as the survey, we have been talking to different groups and individuals about where they live now, and what they want for the future.

We want to develop an accommodation plan for people who need support due to their disability or long term health condition.


For adults with disabilities and long terms health conditions, the housing options can include:

  • 'Supported living'- these are services where the tenants have support from an 'on-site' care team

  • ‘Extra Care Housing’ and 'Sheltered housing', this is for older people, and provides accommodation and activities

  • Own home with support from family and/or carers

Social Workers can help identify what the best housing option is. Adult Care use the Care Act 2014 to carry out an assessment of the individual's needs. Support options can also vary depending on individual circumstances.


Our aim for the Sheffield Specialist Accommodation Plan

We want to create a plan about the housing in Sheffield for people who may need care and support, due to their disabilities or long term health condition.

Sheffield already has a lot of housing for people with disabilities or long term health conditions, however, we know that this may need to change to meet everyone's needs in the future.

We want to hear from people who already live in this type of accommodation, and from people who will need this accommodation in the future.

We want to hear from people who have long term health conditions and disabilities. This could include disabilities that are invisible.


Specialist Accommodation Working Group

We have formed a group with local people to work together on the plan and we are looking for new members.

The group includes:

  • family carers
  • people who live in ‘supported living’
  • Council officers.

The group will be considering:

  • How to engage more widely with people who have disabilities
  • The strategies and other work which are being developed
  • Demand and supply of accommodation in the city
  • Quality of accommodation.

The group has a terms of reference and meets every other month.

Get involved

If you are interested in joining this new working group, please contact Caroline Stiff, email: Caroline.Stiff@sheffield.gov.uk, or call: 07824 361294.

The working group was developed as part of the Sheffield Adult Social Care Festival of Involvement in Summer 2023.


The survey

The survey is now live. We want to hear from:

  • Adults (16+) with disabilities and long term health conditions, who are living with family members, relatives or friends

  • Family members and unpaid carers, who are looking after people with disabilities and long term health conditions

  • People already living independently in supported accommodation who may be thinking about their future


As well as the survey, we have been talking to different groups and individuals about where they live now, and what they want for the future.

  • Sheffield City Council is making a housing plan for adults who need support at home. We are calling this our Specialist Accommodation Plan.

    This plan will be for housing for people who have disabilities or long term health conditions that may require accommodation and support to live independently. The answers to these questions will help us to write the plan.

    We want to make sure everyone can find the right place to live, with the right support. 

    This could include:

    • Living in a house or flat owned by a social landlord (the Council or a housing association) with a team of carers. This is called supported living
    • Living in your own home, with your family or by yourself, with support
    • Living in a care home- where the care and support are provided by the same organisation

    We already have a lot of accommodation for people who have long term health conditions and disabilities. However, we know that we will need more in the future. We will need different accommodation in the future. 

    We will use the information you give to work with housing organisations so that we have the right mix of homes for different people’s need in 5 years. We will also consider how to improve the information and advice that is available to you and your family. 

    This survey is anonymous. This means that we don’t ask for your name. We do ask for your postcode as this will help us to understand where people live now and where they may want to live in the future. We want to hear from people who are thinking about moving within the next 5 years. 

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Page published: 03 May 2024, 09:00 AM