Accommodation Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for accommodation you will be:

  • capable of living independently
  • be in housing need
  • be over 55 (or over 50 for some sites)

Priority will be given to those most in housing need and with limited resources. Before an offer of accommodation you will be asked to provide proof of ID, income and health.

We may contact you if we require additional information. If a property becomes available and matches your needs, we will request the following documents:

Supporting Documentation

  1. Two proofs of identity for each adult applicant (one of which should confirm your immigration status)
    • passports (current and valid)
    • full birth certificates
    • immigration documents from Home Office confirming your status
    • full driving licence (current address)
    • photo provisional driving license only current address (the paper form is not accepted)
    • marriage certificate / civil partnership certificate
    • divorce papers from the court
    • residence permit
    • NHS medical card (current address)
    • award letter from the Department for Work and Pensions / JobCentre Pius
    • naturalisation document.
  2. Two proofs of address
    • utility bills e.g. gas electricity, water etc. with current address (mobile telephone bills are excluded)
    • proof of savings e.g. bank/building society statements with current address
    • award letter from the Department for Work and Pensions / JobCentre Plus / Pension Service with current address
    • letters from official bodies e.g. council tax, housing benefit, schools, hospitals. solicitors, social services etc.
    • other relevant documents with the current address e.g. mortgage statement, discharge papers for ex-armed forces, etc.
  3. EEA (European Economic Area) nationals
    • Accession Workers Authorisation Certificate or registration certificate (Croatian nationals only)
    • Accession Work Card or a Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS), (Bulgarian and Romanian
    • nationals only)
    • wage slips within the past 12 months with the name and address of employer
    • self-employed – certified accounts, last 12 months bank statements
    • national identity card (mandatory)
  4. Proof of income for each adult
    • 5 weekly, 2 monthly or 3 fortnightly consecutive payslips
    • award letters from the Department for Work and Pensions / JobCentre Plus / Pension Service
    • tax credit award letter
    • self-employed trading accounts for the last financial year and tax returns
    • student loan/grant award letters
    • occupation pension
    • other income
  5. Savings and capital
    • last 2 months consecutive bank statements for all accounts
    • certificates of premium bonds, national savings certificates, ISAs, stocks, shares and unit trusts.
  6. Evidence of tenancy
    • tenancy agreement
    • rent book
    • letter from landlord/agent
    • letter from the host
    • rent receipts (bed and breakfast and hotels only).
  7. Evidence of National Insurance number
    • National Insurance card
    • award Fetters from the Department for Work and Pensions / JobCentre Plus / Pension Service
    • P60, P45 or payslip.

Accommodation Application Form

Please tap on the button below to view the Accommodation Application Form. This features a ‘Save as Draft’ facility (at the bottom of the form) to allow you to complete the form over a period of 30 days.