An occupational therapist (OT) can help identify aids or adaptations to help you remain at home. If your property is not suitable, the OT’s report will provide crucial evidence to the local housing department.
Each council has an allocations policy. This will tell you if you are eligible.
Councils have a legal duty to help most people who are homeless. You will have a priority need for housing if you are vulnerable because of old age, mental illness or disability. The rules around homelessness are quite complex.
If you need help with rent in advance and you’re receiving a means-tested (based on your income) benefit, you might get a budgeting loan. This can help pay for essential things like rent in advance or removal costs.
You can also apply for a grant to help meet the cost of adapting a property (including mobile homes and houseboats) where a disabled person lives. The adaptations must meet the specific needs of the disabled person. Usually an OT will carry out the assessment. Proposed adaptations must be reasonable and practicable.