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Key workers

The only homes designated for key workers in the district are at Well Farm HeightsThis link will open in a new window (This link will open in a new window) in Whyteleafe. These are owned by A2Dominion HousingThis link will open in a new window (This link will open in a new window).

If you consider yourself to be a key worker and are interested in applying for these properties, please either complete the key worker verification form.

You must also apply or have applied to the Housing Register for your key worker application to be accepted.

The Council's Housing Allocation Policy defines key workers as those who:

  • Provide essential public services such as health and personal care , education, police and emergency services, social services and other local authority staff.
  • Contribute to the infrastructure and economic viability of the area, such as transport providers, postal service workers, domiciliary support, refuse collectors, certain shop workers.

To be accepted as a key worker, employers will be expected to verify applicant's employment details and give details of the difficulty in recruiting to or retaining the post. To be registered on the Council's key worker list, applicants must match the definition above which must be verified by their employer.

Key workers may also be eligible to access homeownership and rented housing options through the government's Help to Buy scheme.