Each household accepted onto the housing register is given a banding . Cheshire homechoice uses this banding scheme to prioritise applications, they are graded from A to E.
Medical need for re-housing
If you suffer from a medical condition that makes it difficult to live in your home and a move to a new home would improve your health or your quality of life, we may need to conduct an assessment of your housing need based on some more detailed medical information. If you feel that your housing is impacting on a medical condition please contact the homechoice team on 0300 123 5031.
The banding system
This table lists the bandings as per the policy. A full copy of the policy document is available by clicking here.
||Emergency and high priority
- Statutorily homeless with a full housing duty owed by the local authority
- Households who are unable to occupy their current accommodation
- Households who meet the downsizing criteria
||Urgent need to move
- Households who have been assessed as potentially homeless
- Households who do not have access to a toilet or cooking facilities ( access can be to shared or communal facilities)
- Households who are required to leave their home within 28 days as a result of a Prohibition Order served in relation to the premises under the Housing Act 2004 prohibiting use of all or part of the property, a Demolition Order served in relation to the premises under the Housing Act 2004, or a declaration of a Clearance Area affecting the premises served under the Housing Act 1985.
- Households who are leaving supported accommodation and are ready to move on (confirmed by accommodation provider).
- Households assessed with an urgent housing need relating to a disability or illness
- Care leavers - with an additional housing need
||Identified housing need
- Households assessed as non statutorily homeless
- Those living in temporary accommodation awaiting a homeless decision
- Households in supported accommodation ( excluding sheltered accommodation)
- Households who are overcrowded- in alignment with the bedroom standard
- Households who under occupy a property- in alignment with housing benefit regulations but do not meet the downsizing requirements.
- Households with a lack of security of tenure
- Households whose housing is impacting on a medical condition
- Households whose housing is impacting on their welfare
||No housing need
- Households who do not meet any of the reasonable preference criteria and/or are otherwise adequately housed
- Households who have no local connection to the sub region of Cheshire East
- Households who have had preference reduced