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Apply for your new home

Smiling mature couple sitting at a table opposite a lady who is handing them a key for their new home

Complete our registration form to start your application.

Once we receive your form, we will contact you to discuss your housing options and eligibility with you. We may also assess your needs, if required. 

You will be offered your new home if accepted. 

If you have a social worker

If your care is managed by a social worker, talk to them about applying for Independent Living

How long does it take?

New applications are assessed fortnightly. Every effort will be made to ensure your application process is as short as possible.

How homes are allocated

Essex County Council and your local district council decide who can live in Independent Living housing. Every effort will be made to ensure that people with a mixture of low, medium and high care needs live in the new homes. 

Further information 

If you have any questions or would like to find out more you can contact our friendly customer service team:

Telephone 0345 603 7630

Email socialcaredirect@essex.gov.uk

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or call us 0345 603 7630