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Keyworkers are public sector employees who provide a vital frontline service in areas of health, education and community safety. To be eligible for the scheme, you need to work in one of the following sectors:

  • Construction sector.
  • Education.
  • Fire.
  • Foster carer.
  • Health.
  • Housing.
  • Leisure and cultural services.
  • Police.
  • Public and voluntary services.
  • Public sector agencies.
  • Servicemen or women from the armed forces.
  • Social Services.

Applicants must meet our current criteria to be eligible. In order to qualify applicants must:

  • Be a key worker and provide a headed letter from their employers confirming their key worker status.
  • Be on a permanent/fixed term contract of six months or more with the employer (not on a zero hour contract or be an agency staff).
  • Have permanent leave to reside in the UK (a copy of your documents confirming this must be included with your application).
  • You are unable to purchase or rent a suitable home to meet your housing needs on the open market.
  • You do not already own a home or you will have sold your current home before you purchase or rent.
  • You can independently afford the rent without recourse to public funds.

Priority nominations will be given to individuals and/or families with a local connection to the borough, either already living, working, or with family connections to the borough.

For more information please contact the property team via email: [email protected] or call: 01628 683800.