Locality Housing Officers (LHO) are Adult Services staff based in housing departments at your local district council office. ( for example, the Winchester LHO is based at Winchester City Council). They work with clients directly and liaise with care managers, care co-ordinators and housing staff to find the right housing and care solution for the individual.
Part of their role is to enable service users to move towards a more independent way of living, by being able to access the housing most suitable for them. They ensure that a care and support package put together for a service user is viable and sustainable.
Locality Housing Officers are also involved with Supported Housing Panels that operate in every district across the county which provide a referral route into supported housing.
View our Alternative housing options web pages for a brief summary of housing options that could be considered for an individual. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and availability of different types of accommodation can very throughout the county.