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Vulnerable people

This content applies to England

This section looks at the different categories of vulnerability in the context of priority need.

Defining vulnerability and categories of vulnerable people

Categories of people defined as vulnerable and how vulnerability is defined. 

People vulnerable for other special reason

A person may be vulnerable for some other special reason or combination of reasons. 

Applicants who live with a vulnerable person

In some situations, a homelessness applicant who lives with a vulnerable person, such as a carer, would be considered as also having a priority need. 

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