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Make sure you are tenancy ready

Published: Monday 14 February 2022

Whether you are on our housing register or looking for private rented accommodation, you need to make sure you are ready to manage your rent, bills and money, once you move in.

Passport to Housing is a free and confidential service Curo offers to people bidding for a new home on Homesearch.  It’s designed to help people prepare for a successful tenancy and plan for the expense of moving. 

Passport to Housing changes lives by making sure housing applicants are ready to:

  • take on a tenancy
  • manage their finances with confidence
  • plan their moving costs and rent-in-advance payments
  • maximise their potential income
  • know what to do if things go wrong or change in future

… to give you the best chance of a successful tenancy.

If you bid for a Curo property and are invited to an interview you will be asked questions about your suitability for the property.  This is known as the Curo Success Plan

Call Curo on 01225 366000, email or visit 


Future Bright Careers Coaches

Published: Thursday 13 January 2022

Get your career off to a great start in 2022. Future Bright Careers Coaches can work with you to improve your work and pay.

We offer:

*           FREE 1:1 coaching sessions to help you work out your next steps

*           Access to training and funding to improve your skills

For specific eligibility and to register with us go here

Phone 01225 395555

Happy New Year

Published: Wednesday 5 January 2022

Please remember you must make sure your Homesearch application is up to date at all times.  When you log in check that your household members, contact telephone numbers and email address are all up to date.   

You will also be asked to renew your application annually. An on-line message will tell you when your application has to be renewed.   When you receive this message you must renew to avoid having your application closed.


Season's Greetings

Published: Thursday 16 December 2021

Season’s Greetings from the Homesearch Team.  Properties will be advertised on our website all over the Christmas and New Year holidays.  Please continue to check and bid for any suitable properties.

Do you know someone over 55 years struggling in their own home?

Published: Thursday 30 September 2021

Are you, or do you know someone who is struggling in their own home? Are they aged over 55yrs?

If so they could be eligible for sheltered housing through Homesearch. You can apply for sheltered housing no matter what your financial circumstances, and irrespective of whether you live in a home you own, privately rented accomodation or in social housing. So if you are struggling with your stairs, or can't manage the garden any more, or know someone who is please get in touch with us on 01225 396118.

Sheltered properties are for older or disabled applicants who have support needs but wish to live independently. Properties are typically one bedroom bungalows or flats and have wardens on site or an assistance alarm system.

If an applicant lives in a social housing property that is now to big for them, and are downsizing to a sheltered flat or bungalow you could also get extra priority for a quicker move in order that your current home can be offered to one of the many families on our waiting list.