Hackney iCare

My home

This section provides you with details of:

  • sheltered and supported housing.

  • housing associations and services for homeless people, council tenants and leaseholders.

  • renovation grants, home repair assistance, and other improvements for private tenants.

  • useful equipment and home adaptations plus information about the grants and benefits available.

  • help available if you are facing homelessness or struggling to keep up your rent or mortgage, or pay for repairs to your home.

  • fire safety.

You can search on the left for organisations that can provide help and advice on housing matters.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone 16 or over can apply to join the housing waiting list, although we need to make sure that people in the greatest need are housed first. By law we can’t take applications from: Anyone subject to immigration control. Anyone more..…

You will need to complete a housing register application form. If you would like a pack sent to you by post or email, contact Housing Options and Advice by email: housingadvice@hackney.gov.uk or tel 020 8356 2929. You can also apply more..…

Sheltered housing is designed and built with the needs of older people in mind. Any person of pensionable age who feels the need for some support to live independently can apply for sheltered housing. Sheltered housing is run and maintained more..…

The Council offers a range of grants to help with the cost of carrying out essential repairs and improvements in private homes in Hackney. These grants are administered by Private Sector Housing. Find out more about renovation grants.

If you have a disability you may be entitled to help with equipment or adaptations for your home. We may be able to help you if you: have a disability or have a long term illness which causes you to more..…

Disabled facilities grants (DFGs) are available from the Council to help with the cost of work required to adapt private homes for occupation by a person with a disability. By making grants available, we hope to ensure a better quality more..…

Supported Living Schemes (SLS) help vulnerable adults, aged 65 and older, to live as independently as possible in the community. Service users are responsible for their own tenancies, and receive an agreed level of care and housing-related support to meet more..…

Energy efficiency is not only a key part of the battle to become greener, it can also help you save money. Below you'll find our top tips for being energy efficient, and if you have any further queries, you can more..…

The supporting people programme helps vulnerable people maintain and improve their ability to live independently. Examples of the way we can help include: Helping an older person stay in their own home. Helping someone coming out of homelessness to manage more..…

As a tenant, you have the right to have the structure of your home kept in good repair by the landlord. This includes some of the installations in the home such as heating and hot water systems. You will often more..…

Follow these simple, inexpensive tips to prevent fires in your home. Get a free home fire safety visit The London Fire Brigade can visit you at home to offer advice on how to make your home safe and where appropriate more..…

Keep up-to-date on cold weather alerts by visiting the Met Office cold weather alert. The Council is reminding all residents of the following to ensure you stay safe and warm during the winter months: Your health if you are over more..…