Addressing the housing needs of our community
Thanet District Council recognises that access to good quality housing, which people can afford, is key to achieving sustainable communities and making somewhere a good place to live.
We will ensure that there is a range of good quality housing available across the district to meet the diverse needs and aspirations of our residents.
East Kent Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2013-18
Thanet, Canterbury, Dover and Shepway councils have developed their second joint homelessness strategy for East Kent.
Building on past successful joint working, the Strategy looks for further improvements to our services, and ways to prevent homelessness.
Read the East Kent Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2015-2018 now.
Thank you to all stakeholders who contributed their views and comments during the consultation process.
Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy
A detailed study has been made of existing housing and care home provision in Kent for Kent County Council (KCC) Adult Social Care client groups. These groups are:
- Older people (over 65 years of age)
- People with a physical disability
- People with a sensory disability
- Please with mental health needs
- People with Learning disabilities
- People with autism
The study has looked at the needs now and in the future of such people and sets out a plan to provide future housing and care homes in Kent to meet those needs. Read the Strategy now on the Kent County Council web site.
Housing in rural areas
The Council recognises that access to good quality housing which people can afford is key to achieving sustainable communities and making somewhere a good place to live.
Kent Housing Group (KHG)
The KHG has developed a Guide to Developing Affordable Homes in Rural Communities. The Guide is a series of factsheets setting out how rural housing development can be achieved, and who can benefit. The KHG recognises the need for the sustainable development of affordable housing in rural areas to support local communities and businesses.