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Homes for key workers

If you are a key worker looking for discounted rental accommodation, you must meet Richmond Borough Council or Elmbridge Borough Councils criteria listed below.

Key worker accommodation waiting list

As of January 2017, we have more than 100 applicants on our waiting list for key worker accommodation. Last year the number of properties available to new applicants fell to just 6 lets. The rate at which key workers are able to move into accommodation has slowed down significantly and at this time we feel it would be unfair to keep adding people to this already long list. Therefore, with regret, we will not be accepting new key worker accommodation applications for the time being.

All current applications will be honoured, however movement of the list is very slow. You can seek other sources of affordable housing by contacting the Citizens Advice Bureau or your local authority.

We will continue to monitor and update this situation moving forward.

Who it is for

  • NHS staff (excluding doctors, dentists and administrative staff)
  • Teachers with Qualified Teacher Status or Further Education Teachers’ Qualifications (in schools, further education and sixth form colleges)
  • Police officers and some civilian staff in certain police forces
  • Prison service and probation service staff
  • Ministry of Defence staff
  • Local Authority workers such as social workers, educational psychologists, planners (in London), occupational therapists, and others
  • Members of the fire and rescue service

Richmond Borough have a wider definition of key workers than the London-wide scheme. They also include ambulance and bus drivers in their definition of key workers. The full details of which are available on their website.

Our Key worker properties are charged at 80% of the local market rate.

How do I access key worker accommodation?

Before we are able to make any offers of accommodation, you must submit our Key worker housing application and Employee Verification Form. Forms can be returned via post or emailed to info@paragonchg.co.uk

Both forms can be downloaded from this page (see download section below images). To recieve a copy by post call us on 0300 123 2221. Once we receive your application, we will take steps to verify your Key Worker employment and to give consideration to offering suitable accommodation.

Our Key Worker Accommodation

Bramcote, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9DQ

This scheme of 30 apartments includes 24 studio apartments, 4 one and 2 two bedroom apartments. All apartments have fully fitted kitchens, carpets and access to a laundry room.

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
Studio 483.10 29.98 44.87 557.95
One bed apartment 531 46.40 67.92 645.36
Two bed apartment 593.51 52.19 60.95 706.65

Carlton Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2DH

4 one bed apartments with garden patio. The apartments have new carpets, fully fitted kitchens (includign white goods) and a built-in wardrobe in the bedroom.

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
One bed apartment 720.88 5.04 N/A 725.92

 Winston Drive, Stoke D-Abernon, Cobham, KT11 3BS

These newly built units have carpets and fully fitted kitchens (including white goods). The scheme is within 5 minutes walking distance of Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon mainline station.

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
One bed apartment 743.47 54.18 N/A 797.65
Two bed apartment 843.43 54.18 N/A 897.61
Three bed apartment 1143.30 N/A N/A 1143.30

Thames Mead, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2SH

A new development of apartments carpeted throughout with fully fitted kitchens (including white goods).

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
One bed apartment 649.23 49.85 N/A 699.08
Two bed apartment 834.71 49.85 N/A 884.56

Seymour Place, Greenlands Road, Weybridge, KT13 8PP

A new development of apartments carpeted throughout with fully fitted kitchens (including white goods).

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
Two bed apartment 843.43 20.69 N/A 864.12

Old Stede Close, Stonny Croft, Ashted, Surrey, KT21 1SJ

This small new development includes four houses designated to key workers. All units are carpeted throughout and have fully fitted kitchens (including white goods).

  Rent Service charge Heating/water Total
Houses 1093.48 4.67 N/A 1098.15

 Birchfield Court, Grove Crescent, Walton on Thames, KT12 2HB

This development completed in October 2006 consists of 18 units including 13 key worker flats (7 with 2 bedrooms and 6 with one). All units are carpeted and have fully fitted kitchens (including white goods).

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
One bed apartment 738.57 20.19 N/A 758.76
Two bed apartment 920.21 20.19 N/A 940.40

Selwyn Court, Lansdown Close, Walton on Thames, KT12 3NN

This recently completed scheme includes 12 two bedroom key worker flats. All units are carpeted and have fully fitted kitchens (including white goods).

  Rent Service charge Heating/Water Total
Two bed property 877.82 29.45 N/A 907.27