The Dorset Council Housing Allocation Policy describes how social housing is available through our scheme. 

Dorset Council maintains a housing register but does not have its own housing stock. We work with social landlords (housing associations, community land trusts and alms houses) to support the aims of the scheme.

We offer a choice based lettings scheme which means applicants have choice about where they live. However, it prioritises those people in the most need of affordable housing. There is a high demand for social housing in the area and we will balance providing choice and housing need. Waiting times may vary and will be reported annually.