Each Local Authority may have slightly different processes and you will need to contact them directly for advice on their application process. There are rules as to where you can apply and you must have a local connection to that area to be accepted. For more info on Local Connection see below.

It is best to discuss your options with the housing team in person, or over the phone if possible. Advise them of your disability and need for accessible housing and any issues you may face with their standard procedure. All Authorities must take your needs into account and ensure they have an application procedure which is accessible to you. 

When completing your application, it is best to be as honest as possible and advise fully of your circumstances. Compete the medical questionnaire in full and supply any supporting evidence such as a letter from your GP, Social Care assessment and Occupational Therapy assessment.

One of the important things to remember is that while your Local Authority does not have a legal requirement to house you it does have an obligation to help you by giving you advice on finding a new home. What their obligation is will depend on your personal circumstances. The first thing they will look for is whether you have a local connection to that area. They will then look at your financial situation, whether you could afford to pay a market rent, or buy your own home. They will also look in-depth at your income and savings.