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Housing Options
Bradford Council as the strategic housing lead for the district is required to maintain and publish a formal housing allocation policy even though they are not a significant social landlord in the district.

The system in place for allocating social housing to customers in Bradford, works by matching people to available properties (depending on their requirements).

Applicants will need to provide their details and housing preferences to the Council's Housing Options service or Incommunities in person or over the telephone.

Applicants can also look on the Property Shop link at www.openmoves.co.uk for properties which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Only properties which cannot be matched to applicants on the social housing waiting list will be advertised on this website.

Who is it for?

Anyone over the age of 18 with a disability. Applicants must be over the age of 18 to hold a tenancy. Parents of children with disabilities can apply.

How do I access it?

By having a Housing Options Assessment in either Bradford or Keighley. This can be done face-to-face, over the phone or a home visit can be arranged in certain circumstances.
Contact Bradford on 01274 435999, CBMDC, Housing Options Service, Britannia House, Hall Ings, BD1 1HX

Keighley on 01535 618600, Keighley Town Hall, Town Hall Street, Keighley. BD21 3PA

Or e-mail housingoptions@bradford.gov.uk

What to do if I am not happy with this service?

You can make a complaint, comment or compliment online
Speak to a Complaints Officer on 01274 432987
Email: sscomplaintsunit@bradford.gov.uk
Or Write to:
Complaints, Freedom of Information & Data Protection Unit
Freepost RTEA-UUEX-KBSU
Bradford
BD1 1HX
Bradford and District Home-finder Service

What is it?

It is a partnership between the Local Authority and other agencies that aims to deliver real homes for people with learning disabilities and difficulties. The emphasis is on a person centred approach, creativity and flexible working between statutory and third sector organisations.

Why do we need it?

The process to respond to housing demands can sometimes be uncoordinated, cumbersome, bureaucratic, inefficient and only allow those in most urgent need access to housing. Many are excluded from the opportunity to have their needs properly addressed and make demands on resources without achieving any positive outcome.

What are the benefits of having it?

People who fall outside the remit of statutory agencies who currently receive little or no support until the situation becomes critical can be supported through co-ordination of housing and non-statutory community based organisations. Accommodation and support needs can be planned together improving timeliness and efficiency of delivering a service.

Who is it for?

The service will be for any person with a learning disability or difficulty, autism or Asperger Syndrome wanting to find, change, or address issues relating to their own home. The service will focus on supported living and individual tenancies, but will not include emergency services, residential or nursing home provision (although referrals can be taken from people who live in these environments).

Who can refer?

Anyone can refer to the service including people with a learning disability or difficulty, families, social workers, health professionals housing and support providers, residential and nursing home providers, transition services, third sector advice and support services and advocates.

How it works?

All referrals will come to a single access point. A decision will be made as to eligibility, and as to whether the referral relates to bricks and mortar or support or both. A home-finder plan will be drawn up and roles allocated. Several key initial questions will be answered in order to meet the needs of the individual.

How do I refer?

Please contact:
Choice Advocacy
Rebecca House
Rebecca Street
Bradford
BD1 2RX

Office: 01274 391691

Bart: 07723822795
Darren: 07723536243
Bart@choiceadvocacy.org.uk
Darren@choiceadvocacy.org.uk

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