You must be an existing housing applicant with an application reference number (bidding number).
What you need to know
To complete this form, you will need:
- your housing application reference number (you must be an existing housing applicant)
- details of your medical condition or disability
- details of any treatment you are receiving - medication, for example
- your doctor’s contact information
- electronic or scanned copies of any relevant documents you want to upload to support your application.
You will also need to describe how your medical condition or disability affects your housing situation.
Do it online
How the medical assessment affects your housing application
We give priority to social housing based on medical need. We also make recommendations about the type of property you may need due to any disabilities or mobility requirements.
Medical priority bands
There are four levels of medical priority given: Band A, B, C or D. Band A is highest and Band D is lowest.
- Band A (emergency medical need): A person will be awarded Band A if the household contains one or more members with a currently life-threatening illness or disability, and whose housing circumstances are affecting their health very severely.
- Band B (urgent medical need): A person will be awarded Band B if one member of the household or more has a serious illness or disability and their present living conditions are affecting their health to a marked degree and where a move is recommended to improve the health of the individual.
- Band C (less urgent medical need): A person will be awarded Band C if one or more of the household has an illness or disability of a moderate nature which is affected adversely by their living conditions, and where a move is recommended to improve the health of the individual.
- Band D (no medical need): A person will be awarded Band D if they have an illness or disability where rehousing might improve the quality of life of the person, but the living conditions are not considered significantly harmful to their health or functional ability.
You can be placed in Band A, B, C or D for a range of medical and non-medical reasons. Your overall priority band will be the highest band that you qualify for. For instance, if you qualify for Band B due to overcrowding, and Band C due to medical need, your overall priority will be Band B because this is the higher of the two.
When you complete the online assessment form you can upload electronic or scanned copies of documents that you consider to be relevant. Please do not ask your GP or hospital for a letter of support. If the Medical Assessment Officer requires additional information they will contact your doctor directly.
Wheelchair and adapted housing
In general, you will only be assessed as needing wheelchair or disability adapted housing if this is supported by an Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment. If you feel you may need special equipment or adaptations to your home, please contact OT on 020 7926 5555.
Children with special educational needs
If your child has a statement of special educational needs or an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan that you feel is relevant, please upload this with your medical self-assessment form.
Care and support needs
If you have a care and support needs assessment that has been carried out by Adult Social Care, you should upload this with your medical self-assessment form. If you would like Adult Social Care to carry out an assessment of your care and support needs, please ring 020 7926 5555.
What to do if you are unhappy with our decision
You will be notified of the Medical Assessment Officer’s decision in writing. If you are unhappy with their decision you can request a review. This must be requested within 21 days of receipt of the decision letter. Please write, explaining why you feel that the decision is incorrect, to:
- Housing Medical Reviews, Housing Allocations Team, PO Box 734, Winchester, Hants SO23 5DG.