Threatened with homelessness

If you are looking for Housing, there are a few options available to you.

You can complete an application form to join our waiting list here at Westfield Housing Association, we are not part of Choice Based Lettings so keep our own waiting lists.  Our application form is available for completion online and for those who don’t have access online a paper format and can be requested by calling the office on 01900 602906 or emailed

You can register with Cumbria Choice also known as Choice-Based Lettings.  Cumbria Choice is a platform for several Social Landlords to advertise their up and coming available property throughout Allerdale.  Once you register on line you will receive a letter from them confirming receipt and if you are accepted you will be advised of what band have been placed into and you will be given a registration number.  More information is available on their website

If you are homeless now, or in danger of losing your accommodation, contact the Housing Options team at Allerdale Borough Council on 01900 702660 or via  To contact out of office hours call 0303 123 1702.  They may be able to offer you advise over the telephone. However, if the situation requires more detailed advice you may need an appointment to see a Housing Options Officer.

Allerdale Borough Council will be able to offer you a list of private landlords in the area that you can contact to see if there are any properties available.

Most estate agents have properties to rent.  You will find which ones have this option by searching on the internet.

If you need help to complete a housing application form please ask a member of staff, we have a number of provisions available to help applicants who need support including those whose first language is not English.

Please ask a member of staff if you need this information in large print or braille.