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How the points system works

Updated: 20 Nov 2014
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You will be awarded points depending on your circumstances.
Family playing together
Section 1 Intimidation Points
    200
Section 2 Insecurity of tenure Points
  Homeless or threatened with homelessness 70
  Other homeless 50
  In interim accommodation 20
Section 3 Housing conditions Points
Sharing    
1) An applicant with dependent children who is:  
  - Sharing a kitchen 10
  - Sharing a living room 10
  - Sharing a toilet 10
  - Sharing a bath or shower 10
   
2) An applicant aged 18 years and over without dependent children who is:  
  - Sharing a kitchen 5
  - Sharing a living room 5
  - Sharing a toilet 5
  - Sharing a bath or shower 5
   
3) An applicant aged 16 -18 years without dependent children who is:  
  - Sharing a kitchen 5
  - Sharing a living room 5
  - Sharing a toilet 5
  - Sharing a bath or shower 5
   
Overcrowding Each bedroom short of criteria 10
   
Lack of amenities and disrepair    
1) The applicant’s current accommodation is not free from serious disrepair 10
2) The applicant’s current accommodation is not free from dampness which is prejudicial to the health of the occupants 10
3) The applicant’s current accommodation does not have adequate provision for lighting, heating and ventilation 10
4) The applicant’s current accommodation does not have an adequate supply of wholesome water 10
5) The applicant’s current accommodation does not have satisfactory facilities for the preparation and cooking of food, including a sink with a satisfactory supply of hot and cold water 10
6) The applicant’s current accommodation does not have a suitably located water closet (w.c.) for the exclusive use of the occupants 10
7) The applicant’s current accommodation does not have, for the exclusive use of the occupants a suitably located fixed bath or shower, each of which is provided with a satisfactory supply of hot and cold water 10
8) The applicant’s current accommodation does not have an electricity supply 10
Time in housing need This is only awarded to applicants with points on the Waiting List. 2 points per year (for a maximum of five years) after two years on the Waiting List Up to 10
Section 4 Health and social well being Points
  Functional matrix Max 32
  Unsuitable accommodation 10
  Support/care needs matrix (only applicable to those applying for sheltered or supported housing)  
  Home management Max 14
  Self care Max 16
  Each primary social needs factor (capped at 2 factors i.e. 2x20 points) 20
  Each other social needs factor 10
  Complex needs (General needs housing) 20
  Underoccupation (transfer applicants only) 10 per extra room
Note - Points will be awarded on a cumulative basis unless otherwise stated