You may be eligible for the 'Small is Beautiful' scheme, which helps you downsize to a home more suited to your needs. It offers financial support to help you move. To qualify for our Small is Beautiful incentive scheme you must:
- be aged 50 years or over
- have a fully assured tenancy
- be living in a general needs home with two or more bedrooms
- be willing and eligible to move into smaller sized accommodation releasing at least one bedroom
- be moving to another West Kent home or a home with another registered social landlord through choice-based lettings.
How much is the incentive?
The financial incentive depends on the size of home you're moving from, and how many bedrooms you’re releasing. We will pay £500 for each bedroom you release plus a further £1,000 one-off downsizing grant. (We reserve the right to deduct any recharges from the final incentive payment and we may agree to deduct any arrears to enable you to move).