Further guidance and information

You may be able to get further assistance from these local services:

1
Kent Homechoice

You may be able to join the Housing Register and bid to secure suitable accommodation within the district.

There is a quick online form available on the Kent Homechoice website which will check if you are eligible for housing and if you qualify to join the Housing Register. You can then decide if you want to proceed to a full housing application form which will take you in the region of 1 hour to complete. Click or tap below to start.

2

Citizens Advice Bureau

Buckhurst Lane
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 1HW

Telephone number: 01732 440488
Website: citizensadvicenwk.org.uk

3

Sevenoaks Housing Advice Team

Sevenoaks District Council provide a free housing advice service aimed to prevent homelessness.  This is initially telephone based so please call for further advice.  As part of the Housing Advice Team we offer a HERO service (Housing, Energy, Retraining, Options) who are able to offer a tailored service to support your needs.   

Council Offices
Argyle Road
Sevenoaks
TN13 1HG

Telephone number: 01732 227000

4

Shelter

Telephone number: 0808 800 4444
Website: http://england.shelter.org.uk

6

Private Renting

Private rented accommodation is likely to be available on a much more frequent basis than social housing and could potentially resolve your current housing situation. If you were to look for housing at a rent that is no higher than the local housing allowance rate you may be able to claim benefits towards the rent. There is an online calculator available at www.gov.uk/benefits-adviser which you can use to check what benefits you would be entitled to.

The housing advice team operate a Private Sector Lettings scheme that may be able to assist towards the costs associated with securing a private rented property. Please speak with a housing officer to establish your eligibility on telephone number: 01732 227000.

The BBC also provide a handy website which will help you identify where you may be able to find affordable accommodation: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23234033

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