Applying for an assessment

If your accommodation has an effect on your health you will receive points towards your council housing application.

When you tell us about a physical or mental health condition, you will be sent a form to complete. Your application will be suspended and you will not be able to bid for properties until we have checked the information you have provided.

Once the assessment is completed, any existing medical points will either:

  • remain the same
  • upgrade to the higher medical priority or
  • be removed

Update your application

The assessment

Timescale

Once we receive your medical assessment form, we will aim to notify you of the outcome in writing within 23 days. 

Do not attach appointment letters or copies of your prescriptions to the form. 

Physical examination

We do not carry out physical examinations.  If we need more information we may contact your doctor or hospital.

Number of medical points given

Very Urgent Need (500 points) 

Your medical condition and housing circumstances have a serious impact on your health and you need to move urgently.

These points are limited for six months. You will likely be placed in accommodation within this time.

Urgent Need (150 points) 

Your medical condition and housing circumstances have a serious impact on your health and a move would be desirable.