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Includes information about the type of accommodation offered by local councils and the rules and regulations governing the allocation and use of such housing.

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Local authority housing

Information on whether you are entitled to accommodation from the local council, and what kind of accommodation local councils may offer.

2 Waiting lists for council housing

Explains who is eligible for council housing, how to apply and how the council decides who to house first. These rules can also apply to people applying for a housing association or housing co-op home in the area, and to existing council tenants who want a transfer.
Provided by Shelter
6 Finding accommodation

Help with finding accommodation including local authority services for homeless people, accommodation agencies, accommodation schemes and deposits and premiums.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
10 Council tenancies

Your rights if you are a local authority tenant. Covers rent increases, responsibility for repairs, what to do if the council delay, and the right-to-buy scheme.
Provided by CLS Direct
1 Looking for rented housing (PDF)

information about different types of rented housing for people over 60, including sheltered accommodation. Also explains what to do if you find yourself homeless, or if you want to move to another area.
Provided by Age Concern
3 What housing the council can provide

If you are homeless and eligible for assistance, you can ask the council for help. It may have to provide accommodation for you. Whether you are entitled to accommodation and how long you will be able to stay there will depend on your personal circumstances.
Provided by Shelter

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