There will be certain circumstances when a property will not be advertised in the normal way. This is known as direct match.
Direct matches are a very small proportion of total lets and are made up of the following:
- Purpose built or extensively adapted properties. Some extensively adapted or purpose built properties will be allocated through a nomination from the Accessible Housing Register.
- Housing Assessment Panel. Where circumstances are not covered fully by the allocations policy, or may need further assessment, cases will be referred to the Housing Assessment Panel. Each case will be looked at individually and assessed on its own merits and will involve the appropriate agencies before a decision is reached, including multi agency meetings.
- Housing Management Lets. Where properties are required for specific management purposes the qualifying person will normally receive one reasonable offer of accommodation. Housing Management Lets are assessed by the Housing Assessment Panel before a decision is made.
If you are assessed by an Occupational Therapist as needing a property with adaptations, you will be placed onto Doncaster Council’s Accessible Housing Register (AHR) and be informed of suitable property types and adaptations that meet your needs.
You will be able to bid on adapted properties that are advertised but ensure you read the full details page of the advert before you bid to make sure the adaptations will be suitable for you.
If you do bid and the adaptations aren’t suitable then you will not be offered the property.