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Home Choice Plus

 

 

If you are looking for an affordable home to buy or rent, then apply on Home Choice Plus. You can view all of the social housing options* across Worcestershire. The service allows you to search and bid for the most suitable properties that you are eligible for and that meets the needs of you and your family.

Some of the available housing options include:

  • Shared ownership - own a share of a property, where you buy a part and pay rent on the other part which you don't own
  • Mutual exchange -  swap your housing association home with another tenant
  • Social housing - if you are in particular need or on a low income, homes are available from the government or non-profit organisations 
  • Homeownership - purchase options if you want to get a foot on the property ladder
  • Sheltered housing - if you are over 55 and want to live in self-contained accommodation which you can buy or rent, and receive support and assistance if required (See our Community-led housing fund page)
  • Supported housing - housing and sometimes care services are provided to you if you are in need, for example, health needs, homeless, victims of domestic abuse and mental illness
  • Private rented - if you want to rent housing that is owned by a private individual or company, rather than a public housing authority (See our Wychmove page)

*We do not own housing stock, the affordable housing in our area is owned and managed by Registered Providers.

Register for Home Choice Plus:

To register, you will need to complete the online Home Choice Plus application form for your household.
Download a Home Choice Plus application form for printing.

Once completed, return the form to the Civic Centre, Droitwich or Evesham community contact centres or any of the participating partners. All of these locations have free internet access available.

Please post or hand in your completed application form to any of the below contact centres or participating partners.

Civic Centre
Queen Elizabeth Drive
Pershore
WR10 1PT

Telephone: 01386 565020
Email: housingneeds@wychavon.gov.uk
How do I to get to the Civic Centre?
Opening hours:
Monday-Friday : 9.00am - 5.00pm

Fortis Living
Festival House
Grovewood Road
Malvern
WR14 1GD

Telephone: 03301 230 700
Website: www.fortisliving.com
Opening hours:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Evesham Community Contact Centre
Oat St
Evesham
WR11 4PJ

Telephone: 01386 565000
Email: evesham.shop@wychavon.gov.uk
How do I get to Evesham Community Contact Centre?
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm

Rooftop Housing
70 High Street
Evesham
WR11 4YD

Telephone: 0800 0421 800
Website: www.rooftopgroup.org/ 

Opening hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am-5pm,
Wed 9.30am-5pm

Droitwich Community Contact Centre
Droitwich Spa Library
Victoria Square
Droitwich Spa
WR9 8DQ

Telephone: 01386 565000
Email: droitwich.shop@wychavon.gov.uk
How do I get to Droitwich Community Contact Centre?
Opening hours:
Mon 9.30am-2.00pm
Tues Closed
Wed 9.30am-2.00pm
Thur Closed,
Fri 9.30am-2.00pm

 

You may have to wait a long time before being allocated a property, because of the demand for social housing.

Eligibility for Home Choice Plus

  • You must be over the age of 16 to register for Home Choice Plus. However, some registered providers may not consider you for a tenancy if you are under the age of 18, please contact the housing team to discuss this further.
  • If you are travelling to the United Kingdom from abroad, then you are not entitled to social housing on the basis of your immigration status.

Allocations policy

The allocation of properties will be subject to the allocation policies of individual Registered Providers, where they have a policy. Applicants will then be assessed on the Housing Register according to their stated priorities. The various Registered Providers may have different rules about the number of people who can live in the home of a particular size. This information will be made clear when a property is advertised. 

Visit the Home Choice Plus website to find information on property lettings, eligibility and how the banding system works. 

Useful information

Useful links

Contact us

General housing needs
housing.needs@wychavon.gov.uk
01386 565020