South Gloucestershire Council uses a banding scheme to prioritise housing applications. Please be aware that the law says that the Council must take account of certain housing circumstances in deciding its priorities for housing.
There are 3 bands:
Please note - Priority Cards are awarded where an exceptional need is identified. They can only be awarded by the HomeChoice Panel and are a 'trump card' above all other applicants.
All applications for housing received for rented accommodation will be assessed and placed in one of the above bands, those in the highest band gain the highest priority. If you already live in social housing and want to apply for a transfer, you can do this through this website.
For further details of the circumstances for each Band, see our re-housing policy.