Medical Self Assessment
Only complete this form if you are already on the Housing Register
Who can apply for medical priority?
You can apply for medical priority in the following circumstances:
- You are already on the housing register or have applied to join the register
- You or someone who lives with you (and who is being rehoused with you) is at risk in their current home due to a physical or mental health problem. We will only award priority if this risk will be reduced or removed by being rehoused or medical issues will be improved by being rehoused.
Do I need to get a letter from my doctor or hospital?
No. If we need more information from a medical professional to make a decision about your application, we will contact you and ask you to complete and sign a form which gives us permission to contact the relevant person.
How will you assess my medical priority?
You need to fill in this form so we can make a decision. If you need help, phone us on 01226 775555. We will refer your case to a Medical Assessment Officer, who may carry out a home visit to help us make a decision. We will make a decision within 10 days of receiving all the information we need.
How do you decide Housing Register priority?
Before making a decision on priority we look at your circumstances, and whether you are able to sort out your own situation. We look at whether your housing affects your wellbeing, and how you manage daily activities. We only give medical priority if rehousing will improve your health or wellbeing. There are five levels of rehousing priority – the highest is band 1, the lowest is band 5. The bands are based on the level of risk to you in your current home. If you qualify for priority, we give it from the date you asked us to consider your medical condition. We will also give you information on other housing options available to you and whether the type of property that you need is available.
What should I do if my circumstances change?
You need to let the Housing Assessment Team know. They will assess your application again and decide whether this will affect your priority.
What can I do if I am unhappy with the decision you have made?
You can appeal against our decision. When we let you know our decision we will tell you how you can appeal.
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