COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Housing Allocations

In light of the government guidelines on social distancing, we will only be allocating properties and expecting applicants to view and move into them, where it is absolutely necessary.

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If there is a link between a serious medical problem and your housing conditions, you can apply for a medical assessment.

To submit a medical application, please complete a medical information form and return it to us.

Medical priority varies according to circumstance and is assessed by the council's independent medical advisor.

Priority can be awarded where applicants, or people included on their application, have a health problem made worse by their present living conditions or where their home is unsuitable for medical reasons. The most pressing medical circumstances will be placed into the higher bands.

There are three medical categories:

  • Urgent Medical Priority
  • High Medical Priority
  • Recognised Medical Priority.

We will consider all medical circumstances of the household, where there is more than one. The application will be placed in a band appropriate to their combined need.

Where medical priority is given to an application, this may be for a particular type of accommodation, for example accommodation on the ground floor or with a certain number of bedrooms. In such circumstances, we will only allow the applicant to queue for type of accommodation specified.