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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 help 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.
You may also be able to get other benefits to help you with your living costs.
Living in someone else’s home
You can live locally with another family and get help from a carer. This is called ‘shared lives care’.
Residential care home
You can live in a large home with other people. You’ll get day and night care. This is called ‘residential care’.