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:
- 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.
Priority will be given to tenants aged 50 and over, but tenants of any age can apply.
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).