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Housing Options Advice & Help

Incorporating the Scheme of Assistance

Orkney Care and Repair deliver the Scheme of Assistance on behalf of Orkney Islands Council.

The Scheme of Assistance aims to:

  • raise homeowner awareness of their duty to take responsibility for the repair and maintenance of their own properties and
  • remove the reliance on grant funding for repair and improvement work.

If you are you a private tenant or home owner? If so, we can assist private occupiers with advice and help on:

  • How to get assistance
  • What assistance is available.
  • What grant assistance is available to help homeowners adapt thier homes to meet the needs of an occupant with disability
  • Type of assistance available to reduce energy use within the home.
  • The enforcement powers available to the Local Authority to ensure that works are carried out.
  • General help and support with housing related problems.

Are you in council or social rented housing? If so, Orkney Islands Council or Orkney Housing Association can offer “Housing Options” help and advice; from homelessness to repairs and maintenance, from disabled access to moving home we can pu you in touch with someone who can help.

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