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Bidding on properties

Published: Monday 28 January 2019

Following the Christmas and New Year period, Home Choice Plus has now returned to the usual weekly bidding cycle.


When placing bids on properties, it is important that applicants place bids in line with the lettings criteria as stated in the property advert.


For instance, if the property advert says "For households with two or more children", you should not bid if you have one child.


If you do place bids on properties you are not eligible for, your bid is likely to be skipped.


If you need any further assistance in respect of bidding on Home Choice Plus, or with any other aspects of your application, please contact  your local Home Choice Plus office.


Christmas and New Year bidding cycles

Published: Thursday 20 December 2018

Due to the Christmas break, Home Choice Plus is running a two week bidding cycle over the Christmas period.


The current cycle runs from Tuesday 18 December until midnight on Monday 31 December 2018. This means that bids placed during this period will not be considered until after 2 January 2019 when offices re-open.


The next bidding cycle will run from Tuesday 1 January 2019 at which point Home Choice Plus will return to the usual weekly bidding cycle, with this cycle ending at midnight on Monday 7 January 2019.

Changes to Home Choice Plus property and bidding lines

Published: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Due to a significant reduction in the number of customers using the Home Choice Plus Property and Bidding Lines, this is to notify that we will be discontinuing these phone lines from the 1st December 2018.

You can access information about properties that are available through the Home Choice Plus website at

If you are unable to access the internet and would like some help in relation to property availability and placing bids please contact the housing options team which is dealing with your application.

School Gardens Extra Care

Published: Tuesday 17 April 2018

School Gardens is a brand new Retirement Living Development in the heart of Stourport-on-Severn. The development consists of 60 apartments – 49 shared ownership and 11 rental apartments. School Gardens is purpose built for over 55’s and has 24hr on site carers making it a home for life even if your needs change.

Residents at School Gardens will be lucky enough to enjoy a well-equipped communal area which consists of a café/bistro, communal lounge, activity room, gym, wellbeing room and a hairdressers. As well as the indoor facilities, School Gardens has a large landscaped garden for residents to enjoy.

Properties are filling up quickly, to express an interest or to arrange a visit to the scheme contact the marketing suite on 01299 825030. You can also get more information from our website,


Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

Published: Friday 16 March 2018


From the 3rd April 2018 local housing authorities will have new duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.  

Those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and are dealt with under the new duties will be placed into the Gold Plus or Silver Plus band depending on their local connection, although Reduced Preference may also be applied as appropriate.  

This will be until the Prevention and/or Relief Duty is ended or a homeless decision has been made, when the banding will be reassessed.   

Find out more information about the Homelessness Reduction Act here