Housing strategies and policies

The Council is responsible for producing and enabling a number of strategies and policies which help to plan and deliver housing in Cheshire East;

Our new Housing Strategy will look forward to what our ambitions and priorities should be for the next five years and how we should focus our resources.

The Common Allocation Policy is the way the council and its partners allocate social housing. The central aim of the policy is to ensure that all social/ affordable housing is allocated fairly and objectively to those in the greatest housing need, having regard to any legislative requirements.

Our Homelessness Strategy outlines our priorities and future actions for tackling and preventing homelessness over the next three years. The strategy reflects a strong commitment to early intervention and prevention, by continuing to invest in and improve the effectiveness and response of advice and support services.

The Tenancy Strategy sets out our expectations for registered social landlords in relation to the type of tenancies they will grant, setting out the broad objectives, which will assist the Registered Providers to formulate their own Tenancy Management policies.

The principle aim of the Vulnerable and Older People's Housing Strategy is to set the priorities, direction, and actions designed to improve the performance and choice of housing and elated accommodation services for vulnerable and older people.

The Home Repairs and Adaptations for Vulnerable People: Financial Assistance Policy outlines the grants and loans that we make available to support vulnerable people to achieve independence, affordable warmth, good health and wellbeing and a place to live.