If you are a Council or housing association tenant you will be given priority for under-occupying your home, provided you are happy to move to a property which is the right size for your household. If you’re a single person or a couple you can normally only be considered for a one-bedroom flat. Some landlords offer help with moving costs if you are downsizing – you need to check with your current landlord whether you qualify for any financial help or incentives.
Older applicants can be considered for particular housing schemes with an age restriction. This means that you can choose to live in a block with neighbours of a similar age, rather than with younger people or families. These flats are generally more secure and also benefit from additional support services for those who need them. For more information on Housing for Older People, click here.