It is now possible to apply to go on the housing register of any local council in the country. You can apply to as many councils as you want. However, each council can decide how to prioritise the applications that they receive and may give greater priority to people who have a local connection with the area that they cover, for example if you work there, used to live there, or have close relatives in the area. You will need to contact the council in the area that you wish to move to in order to find out more. To find the contact details for a local authority go to www.direct.gov.uk.