Wiltshire Council is committed to providing excellent housing services. One of our key priorities is to ensure that we make best use of existing stock and that, working with our partners, we increase the supply of decent new affordable homes in Wiltshire.
Wiltshire is a large rural authority and is part of several housing markets. It is on the whole an affluent area with high and rising property values. The aims and priorities for strategic housing in Wiltshire over the next five years have been developed through consultation with our customers, our community and our partners. These priorities complement and support wider national and regional priorities, including the Council's community plan. They are based on working in partnership with a range of individuals and agencies, including tenants' groups, and organisations in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
In this section, you can read about how the council's housing services are structured and find our strategic documents and overarching policies.
The community plan can be found in the download section.
Homelessness and housing options
The Homelessness Strategy sets out our commitment to the prevention and relief of homelessness in Wiltshire and describes the strategic direction of our homelessness services.Close
The Homelessness Prevention Fix-It Fund has been developed to support Wiltshire Council’s preventative approach to homelessness. The fund allows officers to assess the household’s current situation and enable cost effective solutions to meet their housing needs. You can find more information in the download section.Close
Aids and Adaptations Policy Consultation
The Council is proposing a change to its Adaptation Policy. This Policy sets out the context of when and how it agrees and delivers Disabled Adaptations to its Housing stock.
Currently, where the tenant is not fully passported through the Benefits system, the Housing team will have an independent Financial Assessment carried out on the tenant the works are proposed for. This is to align our service to the Disabled Facilities Grant system in the Private Sector. The proposal is to set an upper limit for Adaptations of £6,000. If the proposed works are in excess of this amount, and the tenant is not fully passported, then a Financial Assessment shall be carried out.Close