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Prioritising Applications

                                       

Bracknell Forest Council's allocation policy works by assessing your application and placing it in one of five bands depending on your housing need and how quickly you need to move.

 Band A - Emergency

 Urgent need to move due to violence, harassment, protection issues

 Severe or life threatening medical need
 Statutory notices
 3 or more categories of need from Band B
 RSL Decants for major works or re-development (where scheme has been agreed with the Council)
 RSL under-occupying successors

 RSL Management Transfers - only on a like for like basis in line with the RSL Policy

 

Band B - Urgent

Overcrowded by 2 bedrooms or more as defined by the bedroom standard

Medical need has a severe impact on normal life and likely to deteriorate

Need for or releasing adapted social rented housing

Household has avoided homelessness 5 or more times since being on the Housing Register by securing alternative private rented accommodation

Need to move to a locality within the borough to give/receive support to maintain independent living. N/A for outside of the borough

Under occupying RSL tenants moving to smaller properties or older persons accommodation

Moving on from Supported Housing

3 or more categories of need from Band C

Approved Foster Carer in -BFC- borough only - approved by Chief Officer for Children Young People & Learning

 

Band C -High

Priority need/accepted homeless households in temporary accommodation with Bracknell Forest Council

Overcrowded by one bedroom as defined by the bedroom standard

Medical need is stable and has a significant impact on normal life

High social / welfare needs (identified by external agency)

Household has avoided homelessness 4 times since being on the Housing Register by securing alternative private rented accommodation

Need to move to a locality to be close to specialist facility

3 or more categories of need from Band D

Moving between bands (time waiting)

 

Band D - Medium

Homeless applicants, for which there is no statutory duty

Households with children under 10 years living in flat 1st floor or above with no lift

Household has avoided homelessness up to 3 times since being on the Housing Register by securing alternative private rented accommodation

Living with family / friends or other sharing arrangement

Medical need has an impact on normal life

Need to move to a locality to give/receive support to reduce social isolation. N/A for outside of the borough

Moving between bands (time waiting)

 

 

 

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