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CARE Housing aims to assist local people who are experiencing severe housing difficulties who are usually homeless, under threat of homelessness, or in unsustainable accomodation, to find private rented accommodation with Landlords who have been approved by CARE Housing.



1. Homeless or under threat of homelessness


2. Applicants must satisfy CARE Housing that they will engage with our services to sustain independent living and maintain their financial obligations to their landlords.


3. Be in receipt of state benefits or on a low income and therefore without the means to pay a deposit and rent in advance.


4. Be over the age of 18 with or without dependents. However, please note single people under the age of 35, with no dependents, will be considered on a case by case basis due to Housing benefit allowances. Single people over the age of 35 may be considered for one bed-roomed property.  

5. From the local community i.e.


  • Have lived here for at least 6 months in the last twelve, or two out of the last five years.


  • Born in the area


  • Having strong local connections


  • Having good reasons to live in the area


E.g. A secured local job requiring relocation or domestic violence.


We will require evidence of your circumstances


We will consider all applications on a case by case basis.

For Prospective Tenants

April 2024: Important Notice

Please note that we are currently not accepting new applications for housing, except for those seeking shared accommodation. This is due to the high demand for our housing services.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage you to check back for updates in the future.

To complete a housing application form, please download the  housing application form below and email back to or call into one of our Access Points.

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