Become a resident

To be housed with us you will need to contact your local authority. Find details of our housing options and how to apply.

Find out more about how you can apply for housing from your local council.

Social housing provides homes to families, single people and the over-50s, usually from a council or housing association. These can be houses, purpose-built flats, bedsits and maisonettes in new developments and older buildings. There are 3.9 million social housing households in the UK – 17% of the national population. We offer more than 7,300 social and affordable rent homes, working closely with local authorities across the south east to house people on local housing registers. Each local authority has its own rules on who qualifies to go on the housing register but people are prioritised according to need associated with the property, so people are given the size of home that fits the needs of their household.

Social housing means homes for people who simply need somewhere affordable to live. It can mean safety for people fleeing domestic abuse, security for people leaving the armed forces and peace of mind for many disabled and older people. It is not a last resort – it’s a new lease of life.

Find out how to exchange your home.

7300+
social and affordable homes
484
sheltered homes
15
across local authorities

Our Independent Living (Sheltered) Housing across Kent

Our Independent Living (sheltered) accommodation is generally offered to people who are aged 60+ (55+ if they are in receipt of PIP or DLA) and lead a relatively active and independent life. You do not have to be retired to apply for housing, and you do not necessarily need to have a local connection. Most sheltered schemes are flats, but we do have some bungalows.

Our sheltered accommodation is for people who still wish to have their own front doors but like the extra security that sheltered accommodation offers. We provide sheltered housing based on choice, in a safe, sustainable community, centred on your needs.