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Advise on waiting time and what to expect for social housing

bugzy_100 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello just looking for some advise ofcourse no one can predict but at least i can get feeling on what to expect.

My mum is living with me we live in london shes 90 and she is disabled  can not walk at all and has severe lack of mobility.She gets carers  in to wash her and change her my sister is caring for her full time the problem is my mum is living in my living room along with my sister as there is no space upstairs we are looking for her to get social housing(my sister does not work so she would be a her full time carer) i will not be able to cope with them in my house so they need to leave.(made homeless )

what band are we looking at here band 1 emergency?  and how long are we looking to wait i can appreciate no one can give me a exact time but roughly and if anyone has been in similar situation or know of any one who is in london recently got housing it would help if you could give a insight on time frames nowdays.or if anyone been or knows anyone who was band 1 emergency and how long they waited etc.

Thanks in advance


  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 3,909 Disability Gamechanger
    Each council has different criteria for their banding you'd need to look at their policy. Wait times are very long though, in my area there are 6 bands and no one above band 3 will get housed. Band 3 wait is about 6-10 years depending on the size property. Band 2 is 2-3 years. Band 1 is usually within a year but it depends if it needs to be a modified or adapted property or bungalow as these can be longer :(  
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Has your mum had a care needs assessment As this can move you up into higher band if current housing is deemed unsuitable 

    You can self refer on gov website 

    I don't live in London but I was put in priority band when I became disabled and it took a year to get suitable property 

    At least your mum will be able to bid on over 55 properties which are in some cases more accessible 


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