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Home Choice Plus

Home Choice Plus is the allocation and letting service for social housing developed by Malvern Hills District Council, in partnership with a number of other Local Authorities and Registered Social Landlords.

It's the new way of allocating Social Housing across the participating Local Authority areas of Malvern Hills District Council, Bromsgrove District Council, Wychavon District Council,Wyre Forest District Council, Worcester City Council and Stratford on Avon District Council.

If you are registered with Home Choice Plus, you can bid for properties in all these areas.

Properties are advertised and you can decide which accommodation you wish to be considered for.

Choice Based Lettings has been designed to improve access to social housing by allowing you to view available homes and to place bids against properties you are eligible for.

To find out how to register, view properties or bid:

If you are already on the Housing Register, you will not need to re-apply as you should have received a letter that explains the changes in more detail.

Changes to Home Choice Plus scheme

Due to the changes to the Home Choice Plus allocation scheme we need to collect some additional information from you to update your application and to review your banding.

You will receive a personalised letter detailing the changes and what we need from you.

Your banding may change because of the new policy. But please note that we will only write to you again if your banding has changed.

The changes to the scheme include the introduction of a reduced priority banding; changes to the way we assess overcrowding and disrepair, and how your banding is assessed if you are homeless across all the Home Choice Plus partnership areas.

Please fully complete the form and return it within 21 days of the receipt of your letter.

A pre-paid envelope will be enclosed. Please note if your form is not returned your application will be cancelled.

If you would like more information on the changes to the Home Choice Plus scheme or if you have any queries please contact the Housing Options Team at Festival House, Grovewood Road, Malvern, WR14 1GD, telephone number 01684 579579.

Alternatively, please visit the Home Choice Plus website.

The policy changes will take effect from the 1st April 2013.