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Housing for Specific Needs

Housing for Specific Needs refers to applicants who require specific approaches, specific accommodation and/or specific support services.

  • There are a range of resources across Fife dedicated to developing and delivering specific needs housing, adaptations and varied living settings. Together with a suitable package of care and support this housing option can make it possible for people to live independently in their own home.
  • A broad definition of Specific Needs Groups has been provided through the work of the Fife Housing Partnership to ensure that the demand for specific needs housing is addressed within clearly identified planning approaches.

The key groups are:

  • Young people leaving care
  • People with learning disabilities requiring specific support services or are moving out of supported accommodation into independent living
  • People with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and are requiring specific approaches, specific accommodation and/or specific support services
  • People with mental ill health and are requiring specific approaches, specific accommodation and/or specific support services
  • People fleeing domestic violence
  • Offenders/ex prisoners
  • Gypsy travellers
  • People with physical disabilities requiring a specific type of accommodation, specific support services and/or specific approaches

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Due to service disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently unable to process new housing applications or changes to existing applications within normal timescales. If you applied for housing from March 2020 there may also be a significant delay in your application being assessed.

If you are homeless, or need somewhere to stay urgently, please call 0800 028 6231 so we can discuss your housing options.

To complete an online housing application you will need to register for a secure account on Fife Direct. If you already have an account, login in using your existing details.

If you already have an application and you need to update your circumstances, please do not submit a new application. Please log back onto your online application for housing and update the information required. If you have moved address please complete every section of the application, taking into account your new housing circumstances.

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