Some of the new developments in Bunbury include an element of what is termed ‘Affordable Housing’ – this does not mean cheap! It means houses offered for rent through a housing association or available to buy on the Government shared equity scheme. You should contact the developer or Cheshire Homecare for more details.
Preference may be given to people with a local connection, think about whether you know of any of the following:
- People have left the village but would love to return
- Young people, maybe at college, who want to return in the next few years
- People looking to downsize
Then get them to register their interest with Cheshire Homechoice, the co-ordinating body for affordable housing in Cheshire East.
Contact details for Cheshire Home Choice:
Tel: 0300 123 5017 (Option 1)
Please don’t let this opportunity for people with Bunbury connections to stay in or return to our village pass us by.
Cheshire Home Choice
Cheshire East Council manages all social / shared equity housing through Cheshire Home Choice and applications must be made through them.
The Parish Council cannot influence the decision making process, however you should be aware that preference is given to local residents. This is not just for the elderly, anyone looking to remain in the village may apply and their schemes include Shared Equity homes for those looking to purchase their first home. Check out the latest availability here.
If you have any questions you can ask a Parish Councillor or your local Ward councillor for advice, contact them here. All enquires will be treated in confidence.
The Green Doctor
Cheshire East Council are supporting the ‘Green Doctor’ programme which is a free service which helps people living in their own property; or renting from a private landlord and possibly suffering from Fuel Poverty and struggling at finding ways out of it. Read the flyer.
The Green Doctors, can visit the property and provide support to:
- Find a cheaper energy deal (be they on Direct Debit or Pre-payment meter)
- Access any grant funding, Warm Homes Discount, Insulation grants or replacement boilers
- Applying to hardship funds for energy/water debt
- We provide free energy saving lightbulbs, radiator reflector foils and draughtproofing items
- Provide advice on private landlords responsibilities, smart meters, damp and condensation,
- Carbon Monoxide and the Priority Services Register
- We can signpost to other services who may be able to provide additional support
The ultimate aim is to help people deal with fuel poverty, support them to be more energy efficient and provide advice on all things health related; emanating from Fuel poverty concerns.
The programme is funded by Cheshire West, Cheshire East, Warrington and Halton Borough Councils and is available to any household with an income of £26,000 or less or have a disability/on benefits.
To arrange a FREE home visit, or to find out more, contact your local Green Doctor on FREEPHONE 0808 1683547 or email: Cheshire.firstname.lastname@example.org