Priority need in homeless applications
The criteria used by local authorities for establishing whether a homeless applicant has a priority need for help with housing.
The categories of people who have a priority need when making a homeless application.
Priority need of homeless households with dependent children.
A person will be in priority need when applying as homeless if they are pregnant or someone in the household is pregnant.
Priority need of people made homeless by a flood, fire or other disaster.
Priority need of homeless applicants who are 16 or 17 years old
Priority need of homeless applicants who are care leavers aged 18, 19 or 20
A person has a priority need if they are homeless as a result of domestic abuse, or vulnerable as a result of leaving their home because of violence or threats of violence.
Categories of vulnerable people who have a priority need in homeless applications and how vulnerability is defined.
A person will have a priority need if they are vulnerable due to a physical or learning disability or mental illness.
Vulnerability and priority need of homeless applicants who are care leavers aged 21 or older
A person has a priority need if they are vulnerable because of old age.
A person has a priority need if they are vulnerable as a result of being in the armed forces.
A person has a priority need if they are vulnerable as a result of having spent time in custody.
Requirements for decision letters where the local authority has decided that an applicant is not in priority need.