Applying to join

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If you wish to join the community as a resident, please complete an application form. This is confidential and is only seen by the Core Group, who will contact your referees to get some background information. After you submit your application by email, you will hear from us within 28 days. We receive many applications and review them on a monthly basis.

If it seems that you fit the criteria for joining the community, which are outlined in the section ‘Who can Benefit’, you will be invited for a day visit. If after meeting with you, we felt that we could meet your support needs and that you would fit in well with other community members, the next stage would be to come for a two week trial visit. After this, if the community members agree, you will be invited to join when a place becomes available.

We welcome applications from any part of Britain. Some residents are funded through Social Services or the NHS Trust in their area of origin. We can also consider applications from those, either from Britain or from abroad, who can self-fund their stay at Lothlorien.

Lothlorien is now registered as Housing Support. Therefore, if you are eligible for Housing Benefit, you can apply for this to cover some of the cost of staying at Lothlorien. Currently, those residents who are eligible for Housing Benefit receive £217 per week.

You can download a printable application from here in either MS Word, or Open Office format.

For further information, please contact us on 01644 440602 or email: