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Does your household require an extra bedroom?

Published: Thursday 4 January 2018

Have social services assessed you as needing 24 hour care? Do you require large essential medical equipment that can’t be stored elsewhere in your property? Are you adopting or fostering a child? Do you have a child with additional needs that requires a safe space/private bedroom?

If so you could qualify for an extra bedroom.


Extra bedrooms are agreed in exceptional circumstances by the Senior Housing Practitioner. For an assessment to take place confirmation will be required from a suitable professional such as a GP or occupational therapist. A personal health and care plan can be provided for children. Letters from DWP or Universal credit that confirm your care requirements are also acceptable.


You will need to be able to evidence that you can afford the extra bedroom if it is awarded.

Is your home medically suitable?

Published: Thursday 4 January 2018

Do you or a member of your household have any medical needs that make life difficult in your current property? If so contact us now to request a medical assessment form on 01225 396118.


When returning a medical assessment form please ensure you provide adequate supporting evidence from a qualified medical practitioner: GP, Nurse, Specialist, Health Visitor, Paediatrician etc.


Medical priority to move will only be given in cases where a move to alternative accommodation would significantly improve or alleviate the problems the relevant applicant is experiencing.

Do you have a rural connection?

Published: Thursday 4 January 2018

In our rural communities 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.

Social Tenant Engagement Questionnaire

Published: Wednesday 20 December 2017

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Minister of State for Housing and Planning wants to hear about issues and concerns regarding social housing to gain an understanding of how there can be a more effective voice for tenants.

Tenants in social housing are encouraged to complete an online questionnaire:  The questionnaire will be opened until Wednesday 31st January 2018, what is heard will inform the work on the Green Paper on social housing in England, which aims to be published in Spring 2018.  

Aged over 60? Want to earn £40

Published: Wednesday 29 November 2017

Aged over 60? Want to earn £40 by helping Hanover Housing Association with their research?

Hanover are looking for interested renters aged 60+ to help them with plans for a new retirement development in Bath.

Hanover, are a specialist provider of affordable retirement rental properties, and would like their researcher to spend an hour talking to you about your needs.

Take part and you’ll receive £40 cash. Interested? If you’re over 60, a renter and available in the next two weeks please email with your details by Wednesday 6 December and He’ll get back to you. Please note that only those meeting the necessary criteria will be asked to take part.