Find your own scheme: Self Help


We may be able to assist you with some funds to help secure your next accommodation. The aim of the scheme is to assist residents who are in Temporary Accommodation, Council, homeless or threatened with homelessness to secure accommodation in the private rented sector.

  • If you qualify, we offer financial help to rent a property in an area of choice. We will pay one month’s rent at Local Housing Allowance Rate and 1 month’s deposit- to be held on a government deposit scheme.
  • If you are successful in finding your own private rented home, we will make a relocation support payment of £500 to you. You can use this one off payment to assist with any costs associated with moving.
  • An opportunity for you to find a property which is affordable and meets your needs (within Local Housing Allowance Rates)
  • We make payments directly to the agent/landlord of the property on your behalf
  • Proof of property ownership
  • An energy performance certificate (EPC)
  • A gas safety certificate
  • An electrical safety certificate
  • A carbon monoxide alarm (if appropriate)
  • A copy of the signed tenancy agreement

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If would like to know more about the scheme or if you have found accommodation in the private rented sector, please email: or telephone: 020 8496 3000 and ask for Housing Advice