Housing for older people

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This page explains what you need to do if you or a friend or relative want to move into a residential home or need more support to live in your current home.

You should contact Adult Social Care at Cumbria County Council if you want to move into either:

  • A residential care home,
  • A nursing home or
  • Extra care Housing
  • Or if you need more support to manage living in your own home.

You can telephone the Adult Social Care team in Copeland on the following numbers:
North Copeland (including Seascale, Egremont, Whitehaven, Cleator Moor, Frizington and Distington) 01946 506352

South Copeland (including Millom, Haverigg, Ulpha, Bootle, Gosforth, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Lamplugh) 01946 506269

The address for the Copeland office of the Adult Social Care team is:
Blencathra House
Tangier Street
CA28 7UW

You can also read more about the housing options available to older people on Cumbria County Council's website.

Social Housing in Copeland

All independent social housing in Copeland is owned by Housing Associations. If you want to apply for a housing association property you need to register for the Cumbria Choice scheme. The Cumbria Choice scheme is a Choice-Based Lettings scheme. This means that once you have registered you need to look at the list of properties that are available and apply (or bid) for any properties that you think would be suitable for you. More information on the Cumbria Choice scheme is available on their website.

If you need help with using the Cumbria Choice system, one of the housing associations might be able to help you. They might be able to help you apply for a house that might be suitable. You can contact the main housing associations in Copeland on the phone numbers shown below.

Copeland Homes

Tel: 0845 155 0980
Text message to 07710 725 224.
Direct Dial: 01946 517650

Home Group

Millom Office,
6 Newton Street,
Cumbria, LA18 4DR
Tel: 01229 773200

Two Castles Housing Association

Catherine Mill,
Catherine Street,
Cumbria CA28 7QT
Telephone: 01946 591848

Impact Housing Association

Nook Street,
Cumbria CA14 4AH
Telephone: 01900 842100

Published: 29 May 2012 - 2:45pm