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Access to housing 2. We will provide accommodation to households according to criteria developed in consultation with customers. Generally, access to our accommodation is open to all, but there are a few groups we will not offer accommodation to: We will comply with current legislation when making these decisions. In order to identify such behaviour, we will take up references before offering accommodation. We will consider failure to provide references as equal to providing poor references for the purpose of deciding whether to grant a tenancy and the provision of false information in references as obtaining the tenancy by false statement and would seek to recover possession through the County Court.
We will not refuse re-housing to ex-offenders, but we will seek to re-house appropriately, and on the basis of robust risk assessment, with the advice and assistance of probation services and other support agencies. Successful tenancy plans 2. We will work with all new customers before signing them up to a tenancy with us to identify any support needs they might have to sustain their tenancy.
From the information provided we will agree with each household a successful tenancy plan setting out how we will work with them to achieve this. Where we consider, as part of the pre-tenancy assessments, that a household will not be able to sustainably afford either due to the level of household income, or due to the financial capability of the customers the tenancy, we will work with the household to improve their situation, but ultimately reserve the right not to allocate the property to them.
Housing for older people 2. City West provides specialist accommodation for older people with support needs through sheltered housing.
Sheltered housing units have been specially designed with the needs of older people in mind and are usually flats or bungalows.
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The support needs are met by on site staff or a care on call service. Customers applying for sheltered accommodation will require a separate assessment to establish eligibility. To promote independent living, sheltered housing is also available to people under 55 years of age with disabilities physical or other who have support needs and a support plan. Sheltered housing excludes extra care sheltered housing which has its own selection process.
Sheltered homes will not be made available for general needs lets. In seeking to make best use of our stock, where a property is suitable for use by customers with a disability, either by design or adaptation, we will seek to allocate this to a household needing that specialised accommodation. We also will seek to meet the housing needs of people with disabilities by adapting a proportion of other suitable properties that become available.
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City West recognise that not all new customers are able to furnish their homes when they take on a tenancy with us. We will ensure that a range of options are available for customers to access low cost furniture, including working with partner organisations such as the Mustard Tree. Some options may need to be paid for through an additional weekly charge which we will work to ensure is an eligible charge for benefits purposes. We recognise that the housing needs of a household may change over time and the accommodation originally provided may no longer be suitable.
For example, properties may become unaffordable because of changes in benefits. City West will provide a range of options for customers wishing to move to more suitable accommodation, including moves into specialist accommodation to maintain independent living.
These options will include assignment and mutual exchange. City West will provide a Rightsizing offer which will facilitate tenancy moves to meet overcrowding or under-occupation needs. Successful members will be contacted by the property landlord and given the chance to view the property. You will be able to see your final position in your bid history on the web.
Yes, you are currently living in settled or permanent accommodation in Trafford. Will my personal information be passed to other landlords? By joining Trafford Home Search you automatically give consent for us to share information with them, unless you ask us not to.
Information about you will be sent if you bid for one of their properties.
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Will I keep my existing tenancy rights? Your new landlord will advise you of your new rights before you are asked to accept a property. You should check with the new landlord about any particular tenancy rights that you may be concerned with.
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If I have an anti-social Behaviour order or criminal conviction that's spent, how will I be treated? The policy regarding anti-social Behaviour is in the interests of encouraging sustainable communities. Members may be excluded from the statutory register but each member will be considered individually following a thorough investigation.
Members will have the right to appeal such a decision and will be treated equally with other members. Are private rented homes included in the scheme?
If you are interested in a private rented home, help maybe available to pay a deposit if you qualify through the Trafford Bond Scheme TBS What happens if I have a change in circumstances e. You must contact us by logging on to www. You must tell us of any change in circumstances as soon as possible, this may alter your band or increase your housing needs, failure to do so may result in your membership being cancelled or any offers of properties being withdrawn.
What if I require additional assistance with my membership? If you require specialist help this maybe available from our Housing Options Service Team.