People with medical conditions
Do you have a medical condition that makes it hard to live independently in your home? Is the property you live in not right for your medical needs?
If this is you, you may be able to move on 'medical grounds' to a property more suited to your needs.
How do I move on medical grounds?
To get a move on medical grounds, you will need to fill in a Homelink application form and speak to the HomeLink team on 0115 915 7167 about getting a medical rehousing form. Once you have completed both forms, please return them to your local housing office.
The medical rehousing form has questions about the type of home you live in, who your landlord is (for example, Nottingham City Homes) and asks for information on your medical condition. This form is not questioning your medical condition, it is just there to help us understand how your health is affected by the home you live in, and what would make the situation better for you.
If you have a mental health condition, we may be able to move you if you and your doctor believe it will improve your mental health.
What happens next?
When we have your forms, one of our medical rehousing officers will look at your case to see whether a move would be suitable for you. We may need to make an appointment to visit you at home to discuss your application in more detail.
We aim to review applications within 15 working days of receiving your form and will write to you with our decision. If you do not agree with what we have said, you have 28 days to appeal to us in writing.
If we have turned you down in the past, but your condition gets worse, you can apply again.
What is not dealt with under medical rehousing?
We do not look at medical rehousing for:
These issues should be dealt with by your local housing officer or housing patch manager.
Own your own home?
Owner occupiers are only assessed for a move on medical grounds if there is no other option. This means that you would need to get a home assessment carried out by the Occupational Therapy team (contact social services on 0115 883 8463 to request a home assessment).
You could adapt your home to make it more suitable (contact Nottingham City Council adaptations team or your local council). You may have to pay for this.