The City and County of Swansea manages approximately 14,000 properties through its Housing Services Unit and have a mixture of properties – houses, flats, bungalows and sheltered housing schemes for the elderly, mainly clustered on estates all over the Swansea area.
For further information on what the Housing Services Unit provides, please use the links below:
- Your Housing Options – if you need help, advice or information about your home – if you are having problems, need to move, are about to be evicted or if you are currently homeless.
- Private Rented Housing – information and advice if you rent your home from a private landlord.
- Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction – it is estimated that as many as one in three people who could get money off their Council Tax bill are missing out.
The Swansea Housing website aims to help those looking for housing in Swansea to make choices about the most suitable housing options available to them. It offers information about housing in Swansea including Council Housing, Housing Associations, Private Renting and Affordable Housing.
Shelter Cymru is Wales’ housing and homelessness charity. Its vision is that everyone in Wales should have the right to a decent, secure home. Shelter Cymru provides free, specialist housing and debt support services for people right across Wales.
You can book an appointment online at the Shelter Cymru Swansea Office.
Housing issues will always arise and therefore you need to know your rights and responsibilities. You could also find yourself threatened with eviction if you can’t cope with your mortgage payments. On the website you can find information about how to go about renting or buying a home or just finding somewhere to live. You can also find advice on handling problems with your landlord and help to avoid losing your home.
If you have just arrived in the UK or have been here some time from abroad and want to find out what your housing rights are. It covers; Recently arrived in the UK, Refugees, Indefinite leave to remain, Work permit holders, EEA workers, Other EEA nationals or family members, A8 Nationals, People fleeing domestic violence and people with social care needs.
People with disabilities can apply for grants to make adaptations to their home or can use the ADAPT project to help find them suitably adapted accommodation.