Introduction to Housing Options

What we do 

South Somerset District Council's Housing Options team is based at the Housing Advice Centre in Yeovil. We provide a service that includes the following: 

  • Preventing Homelessness
  • Accessing of Temporary Accommodation (if the client is eligible and it is required)
  • Help in accessing accommodation in the private sector
  • Registering and maintaining Homefinder Somerset Applications 

We DO NOT provide assistance with the following but are happy to signpost to the correct organisation, agency or SSDC department: 

  • Housing Benefit Applications
  • Council Tax Reduction Applications
  • Advice concerning the condition of a property
  • Benefits administered by the Department for Work and Pensions e.g. JSA
  • Emergency benefits or benefit advances
  • Tax Credits and Child Benefit
  • Cash Loans
  • Buying furniture for a property
  • A public access phone


Unsure about whether to claim Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction?

Around half of working people who would qualify for help don't claim because they think they earn too much.  Check how much you might get using our benefit calculator.

Visiting or contacting us

We're based at the Housing Advice Centre at Petters House in Yeovil.