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Preparing for Adulthood (PfA) and Employment

Housing Options Team

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead’s Housing Options Team will be able to advise you about potential routes into housing, including how to apply for the Housing Needs System for social housing, shared ownership schemes and options for private housing.  They also give advice and assistance in confidence on a range of issues including homelessness and homeless prevention.

The Housing Options Team is a mainstream service but works closely with colleagues in other teams and agencies such as the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities (CTPLD) to support young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) with their housing needs.

Contact RBWM Housing Options Team

Housing Options Service
Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1QU

Telephone: 01628 683803


If you qualify for support from Adult Social Care it will depend on your needs as to which Adult Social Care Service may be able to support you - for example this may be the Community Team for People with Learning Difficulties (CTPLD), the Adult Autism Specialist Service, the Community and Mental Health Service or the Physical Disability and Older People Team. You can view this information on the Optalis website


They will be able to provide you with help and advice about housing options and developing independent living skills such as healthy eating, budgeting and keeping healthy and well.  If you are eligible you could be offered a Personal Budget to employ a Support Worker to work with you to help you achieve these outcomes. 

Local Voluntary Sector organisations such as Autism Berkshire offer courses and social groups to support adults over 19 with Autism Spectrum Conditions with the development of independent living skills and social skills including cookery and budgeting.  Please check Autism Berkshire for information on the latest courses.