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Housing Applications

Who do I see?

Complete a self-assessment form

Advice:

The process of applying for local authority housing has moved exclusively online. They will no longer accept paper applications.

You do not need a doctor’s letter. You need to complete a self-assessment form which is only available online or directly from the council. A letter from your doctor will not help the process.

The lewisham housing options team can guide you through the process.

By telephone: 020 8314 7007
Online: www.lewishamhomesearch.org.uk
In Person: Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, SE6 4RU

Click here for a flowchart of the Local Authority Housing Application Process.

If the council are unable to process your application and need further medical information, they will request your written consent and write directly to your doctor in confidence to provide the required medical information.

Further help and guidance is available from Shelter England.