This section provides information to help key workers who are in housing need.
The Council recognises the need to help key workers who provide vital services to the community, to find accommodation locally. Assistance is available for both rented housing and buying a home of your own.
Who are key workers?
Most people who work in the public sector in the Borough would fall within the Council's definition of key workers; also people who work for some charities and certain utility companies.
For full details of the current key worker definition visit the Key worker eligibility page
Housing for rent
Key workers may be eligible to join the Council's Housing Register for permanent rented housing; but key workers also have the option of joining the Register for specific short-term accommodation which is available from some housing associations.
To find out more visit the Housing Register page.
Housing to buy
Key workers may be eligible for one of the assisted home ownership schemes that are currently available.
To find out more visit the Assisted Home Ownership and HomeBuy page.
Major public sector employers
Some of the major employers in the Borough, and throughout Surrey, sometimes run their own initiatives to assist their own key workers.
If you are a Police Officer working for Surrey Police you should contact the Surrey Police Personnel Dept on 01883 316215. Police officers are also eligible for most the other schemes mentioned above.
East Surrey Hospital Key Worker Accommodation
A2 Dominion provides some on-site accommodation at East Surrey Hospital for key workers. Priority is given to key workers working for Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, but other key workers may also apply. For further details you can contact A2 Dominion Redhill accommodation office on 01737 778730 or visit the A2 Dominion website. Most Trust staff are also eligible for most of the other schemes mentioned above.
For further information
For further information visit the appropriate page:
Note (May 2011): Central government no longer recognises key workers as special group, however, for the time being, the Council will still operate a key worker policy.
Last updated : 01/08/2011