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New Housing drop ins

Published: Friday 1 June 2018
New Housing drop ins

Refurbishment of the Hollies building is now reaching completion and our Housing options and Homesearch drop ins will recommence from the week of 4th June 2018.

With so many drop ins the choice is yours:

 

Lewis House:

Housing Options 9:00 - 12:00 & 13:30 - 16:00 daily (excludes Wednesday where start time is 9:30), Homesearch 9:30-12:30 Wednesdays, Private rented 9:00 - 12:00 Fridays

Keynsham Civic Centre:

Homesearch 9:30 - 12:30 Thursdays, Private rented 13:30 - 16:00 Thursdays

The Hollies Office, MSN:

Homesearch 9:30 - 12:30 Tuesday, Private Rented 13:30 - 16:00 Tuesday, Housing Options 9:30 - 12:00 & 13:30 - 16:00 Thursdays

 


Leaving the armed forces

Published: Friday 25 May 2018
Leaving the armed forces

Armed Forces personnel (including former service personnel) with no local connection to Bath and North East Somerset are permitted to join Homesearch in the following circumstances:

They have financial resources of less than £60,000. (Lump sum compensation payments for an injury or disability sustained on active services will be disregarded).

AND

They are:

  • A person who is serving in the regular forces or who has served in the regular forces within five years of discharge; or

  • A person who is serving or has served in the Reserve Forces and who is suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is attributable (wholly or partly) to that service; or

  • A bereaved person who has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence when the death of their spouse or civil partner was attributable (wholly or partly) to that service.

If you are leaving the Armed Forces and your application is placed in group A or B you may also be entitled to discretionary priority (6 months additional wait time). 

Please contact the Homesearch Team for help with registration.


Coming soon! A range of modern, spacious apartments for over 55s in Lansdown, Bath

Published: Thursday 17 May 2018
Coming soon! A range of modern, spacious apartments for over 55s in Lansdown, Bath

Stay independent by moving to a comfortable, low-maintenance apartment at Pemberley Place. Combining classic style with the very latest secure technology, you’ll have a home that’s easier to manage, without compromising on space.

Situated in the desirable Lansdown area of Bath, 29 of the 72 apartments will be offered for affordable rent. Designed around an attractive landscaped quadrangle, Pemberley Place will offer flexibility to adjust to changing needs. You’ll have access to support if you need it and privacy if you don’t. This new development is backed by Hanover, a specialist housing provider with three other estates in the local area.

With bus routes nearby to the World Heritage City of Bath for shopping and socialising, there’s also beautiful countryside on your doorstep. You could meet friends for lunch or socialise with your new neighbours as part of a brand new community.

We’re expecting lots of interest, so why not register your interest today to be added to the waiting list?

To register and receive the latest updates, please visit Hanover’s website at the link below:

https://www.hanover.org.uk/pemberley-place-enquiry-form/    


New Build Adapted properties

Published: Friday 4 May 2018
New Build Adapted properties

This week we are advertising four new build properties that can be adapted for the disabled, please see below for details:

A two bedroom house in Exmoor Close, Westfield available January 2019

A two bedroom house in Charlton Place, Keynsham available September 2018

A three bedroom house in Charlton Place, Keynsham available June 2019

A three bedroom five person fully wheelchair adapted house in St Whites Close, Whitchurch available October 2018

All of these properties can be built with adaptations including a through floor lift, level access shower and height adjustable kitchen worktops dependant on the applicants need. Applicants must have been assessed by an Occupational Therapist and be able to demonstrate a need for the adaptations listed above. Please see this weeks available properties for more details.

 


Do you have a rural connection?

Published: Thursday 26 April 2018
Do you have a rural connection?

In our rural communities (those rural parishes with less than 3000 paritioners) applicants with a connection to the parish will be given greater priority for properties, this is called a “rural connection”. This means that if you have a connection you could be rehoused quicker in these areas.

 

For a rural connection you must meet one of the following criteria:

-Live in the parish & have done so for at least the last 12 months.

-Work in the parish in permanent paid employment.

-Have an immediate relative in the parish with which there is ongoing positive contact. Mother, father adult sibling or adult child (over 18yrs).

-Or have lived in the parish for three of the last five years.

 

Review your application now. An inaccurate rural connection can affect your queue position.

Please be aware that the rural connection tick boxes on your application are not linked to areas in which you would prefer to live but to the above circumstances. If you do not have a rural connection please remove the tick from the relevant boxes to prevent an inaccurate queue position.