How to apply – supported living
Some applicants may have special circumstances which mean they require intensive care and support.
This need may be met in Supported Living Schemes, where additional support or care services are provided, or in general housing, where a tailored support and care package has been arranged.
Where a Supported Living Scheme is considered appropriate, applicants will be placed on a separate, ‘non-point’ waiting list.
Where support and care can be provided within general housing, applicants may be awarded additional points under the Health and Social ‘Well-Being’ category.
As a general rule, each dwelling will be offered to the applicant with the highest points.
Where points are equal, the date on which the application is received will decide the order in which applicants are offered accommodation.
Within your areas of choice there may be specific properties that have been designated under the Rules of the Selection Scheme by a Participating Landlord not to be allocated to a person under the age of 35 years of age (the age criteria also applies to members of the household) unless there are exceptional personal circumstances prevailing. Further information on designated properties can be obtained by contacting your local district Housing Executive office or Housing Association.
Supported Living Accommodation
Prior to any allocation for Supported Living Schemes, the Officer in Charge or Manager will carry out an assessment to assess the suitability of the scheme to meet the applicant’s needs. If the chosen scheme cannot meet the applicant’s needs, advice on alternative accommodation will be given to the applicant.
Referrals to nursing schemes are carried out by Social Services.
Applications to hostels can be through self-referral or referral from other agencies direct to the hostel.
Download a copy of the Housing Selection Scheme Booklet