The council has a housing allocation scheme (as required by the Housing Act 1996) which explains how social housing in this area is allocated. You can download documents showing the criteria we use to allocate housing below.
To be eligible to join the housing waiting list, you must have a housing need. Housing needs include:
- being homeless
- having a medical problem directly affected by your current accommodation
Non-UK residents without access to public funds are not eligible to join the waiting list, but are offered advice on housing problems. When allocating housing, consideration is given to people with the highest priority, and in strict date order.
To apply to be added to the housing waiting list, most applications can be assessed on the phone, or in person.