Types of housing
The type of housing you can get will depend on what help you need with day-to-day living and what you can afford.
In your own home
You can live:
- with other family members
- with friends
- in a home you own
- in a home you rent
You can get the support you need to live in your own home. This is called ‘supported living’.
Renting your own home
Council and housing association homes
Apply for council housing or a housing association home through Leicestershire Choice Based Lettings. You can only apply for housing in your district council area.
If you live in Leicester, you can apply for council housing through Leicester City Council.
Renting from a landlord
Search Homefinder for flats and houses to rent from private landlords throughout Leicestershire (including Leicester City).
Paying your rent
You may be able to claim Housing Benefit to help you pay your rent.
You claim Housing Benefit from your district or city council.
Living in someone else’s home
You can live locally with another family and get help from a carer. This is called a ‘shared lives placement’.
Residential care home
Residential care homes can provide support for older and younger people with a range of conditions. This may be an option for you if you have complex needs and you require care during the day and night.
Choosing the best place to live
Our choosing the best place to live page includes other types of housing you might want to think about.