Sedgemoor District Council offers a wide range of housing advice for everyone who needs it. We will do our best to help whether you are a tenant, home owner, a landlord or have no home of your own.
The Housing Advice Service at Sedgemoor District Council provides advice and assistance on a wide range of housing related issues including renting privately, affordable home ownership, homelessness, illegal eviction, registering for social housing (Council or housing association accommodation). All of our advice is free and confidential.
Our Mission Statement - Our vision is to provide an honest, quality advice service, with customer care being paramount. We will do this by:
Providing high quality advice and assistance in order to prevent homelessness
Assisting vulnerable people to maintain independent living and
Treating all customers with respect and dignity
Further help and advice
If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us and we can help.
We also hold a weekly Housing Advice surgery at the Princess Hall, Burnham on Sea every Wednesday. There are drop-in sessions from 9.30am to 1.00pm.
If you are currently a tenant of Sedgemoor District Council, you can also contact Homes in Sedgemoor, who manage the Council's properties. Visit their website (Homes in Sedgemoor).
Young People (18-24yrs)
If you are a young person looking for housing advice or support we have a Pathways to independence (P2i) hub located at New Prospects, Sedgemoor Centre,Westonzoyland Road, Bridgwater, TA6 5HT. You are welcome to drop in and speak to an advisor or support worker between 9.00am and 5pm Monday to Friday or call 01278 451204.
** Please note that from the 24th October 2019 the Pathways to independence (P2i) hub will be located at Routes, Clifford Searle House, 14-16 St Mary Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3LT **
If you are 16-17yrs old then please contact Children's Social Care on 0300 123 2224.
Homefinder Somerset is the way of finding social housing to rent. It lets you select the homes you would like to be considered for within Somerset. Anyone with a local connection to the Homefinder Somerset partner local authorities can apply to join the scheme including existing tenants who would like to transfer.
Sedgemoor District Council is the largest provider of affordable housing in Somerset with approximately 4,000 homes. There are also numerous Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) providing affordable housing across Sedgemoor.
Sedgemoor District Council works in partnership with local agencies to provide several schemes to assist people in housing need move into private rented accommodation. These include assistance with bonds and deposits, rent in advance and help to buy furniture.