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Housing options

Devon is a two-tier authority, with eight district, borough or city councils having local responsibility for housing, whilst central and local government determine overall county-wide housing policy and strategy.

In addition, district councils will support people who are in danger of becoming homeless, if you are in danger of becoming homeless or need help with housing services, contact your district council housing department and they will work with you to find a solution.

Check which district or city or borough council serves your postcode, then use the links below to find out more about housing in your area.

In 2020, Devon County Council published its housing and accommodation strategy called a Joint Strategic Approach to Supporting People to Live Independently in Devon 2020 to 2025. Here is an easy read version of the strategy.

People’s care and support needs may change over time. Devon County Council would like to shift away from traditional residential care models. We want it to be easier for people to remain in their current homes, or, to move between different housing options to develop and maintain their independence.

The housing pathway diagram below shows the range of housing options available and illustrates this flexible approach.

The housing pathway diagram


I would like to live independently, with or without support in my own home. What are my housing options? 

There are a number of housing options available to allow people to live independently in their own home, with or without additional support. You can find out more about these options, and the support available, by clicking the links below:  

Renting your own home 

Owning your own home 

Supported Living 

I would like to move somewhere with more support, what are my housing with support options? 

If you can still live safely at home, you may be considering downsizing to a smaller property. This is a big decision, so make sure you get independent advice first. Which? has detailed information if you are thinking about this option. 

Some people may feel unable to remain in their own home and may want to move into a type of housing which includes a greater level of support. 

You can use the links below to find out more information about the types of housing with support available, and how you can access them. 

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