Slough's Social Housing Policy
Published by
Slough Unitary Authority (SBC)
31 December 2013

30. Who can join the housing register

The law sets out groups of people who are considered to have reasonable preference or a need for the allocation of social housing.

People who are homeless (within the meaning of Housing Act 1996)

People who need to move on medical or welfare grounds (including any grounds relating to a disability)

People who need to move to a particular locality in the district of the authority, where failure to meet that need would cause hardship (to themselves or to others)

Unsatisfactory/overcrowded or insanitary housing conditions

If an applicant or any member of the household ceases to be eligible then the application will be removed from the register.

If an applicant or any member of the household has a change in circumstance then any extra priority may be removed/added and/or the application removed from the register.