Housing Applications

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.

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.

Lewisham Housing Applications

If your current accommodation is affecting your health or you want to change your housing situation for health reasons

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.

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.

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

By telephone: 020 8314 7007

Online : Lewisham Home Search
In Person: Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, SE6 4RU

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

Contact

Housing Options Centre
1a Eros House
Brownhill Road SE6 2EG
Tel: 020 8314 7007

Letting & Support Services Unit
Tel: 020 8314 6455
[email protected]

Homesearch Support Officer
Tel: 020 8314 3648

Open: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9am – 3.30pm
Wednesday 12.30pm – 3.30pm
(This is also the address for applicants who live outside the borough)

Housing Medical Adviser Services
Tel: 020 8314 7606
Fax: 020 8314 3059

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