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Sub-regional scheme

All four Authorities in the West of England Partnership - North Somerset Council, Bath and North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council run Choice Based Lettings Schemes (the way that we let social housing). We have now set-up a sub-regional scheme, which is called HomeChoice West and it was launched week commencing 22 March 2010. This scheme is designed to make it easier for you to move to other parts of the region.

Each Authority has a local connection policy.  At the moment, this can affect the banding awarded to you if you do not live in, or have any other connection to that Authority, for example, if you do not have a close relative in the area, or if you do not work in the district. 

What does this mean for me?

For any property advertised as part of HomeChoice West (5% of available properties), we will change the way we assess your local connection.  If you have a connection to one of the partnership areas, we will assess your application as if you had a connection to the area you are applying to.  Please remember that this will only apply to properties included in HomeChoice West.

Any property let as part of this scheme will carry the HomeChoice West logo and it will be advertised alongside all other available properties.  These properties are open to anyone to bid on and you must still meet any other criteria mentioned in the advert.   

What do I need to do?

Before you can bid for housing you need to be on the housing register of each Local Authority that you wish to apply to.

Please contact the individual Local Authorities and complete their own housing application form, which will be assessed according to their lettings and assessment policies.

If you would like to know more about this scheme, or how to apply for social housing in the area please see our frequently asked questions.  More information is available on each Councils website.  The website address for your local Council is listed below, as well as an e-mail address and telephone number.

Bristol City Council                   
by email:
visit the HomeChoice Bristol website
by phone: 0117 922 2400
North somerset Council
by email: 
visit the Homechoice Somerset website
by phone: 01934 426330

Bath and North East Somerset
by email:
visit the Bath Homesearch website
by phone:: 0122 539 6118  

South Gloucestershire Council
by email:
visit the South Glos HomeChoice website
by phone: 01454 868 005


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