The points system

When you apply for housing, your position on the waiting list is determined by the points you are awarded. Points are awarded under four categories according to your housing need, as detailed below. Points are awarded on a cumulative basis unless stated otherwise.

How points are awarded

Intimidation: 200 Points

  • Homeless or threatened with homelessness: 70 points
  • Other homeless: 50 points
  • In interim accommodation longer than 6 months: 20 points

Housing conditions

  • Sharing a kitchen: 10 points

  • Sharing a living room: 10 points

  • Sharing a toilet: 10 points

  • Sharing a bath or shower: 10 points

  • Sharing a kitchen: 5 points
  • Sharing a living room: 5 points
  • Sharing a toilet: 5 points
  • Sharing a bath or shower: 5 points
  • Sharing a kitchen: 5 points
  • Sharing a living room: 5 points
  • Sharing a toilet: 5 points
  • Sharing a bath or shower: 5 points
  • Each bedroom short of criteria: 10 points
  • Serious disrepair: 10 points
  • Dampness prejudicial to health: 10 points
  • Inadequate provision for lighting, heating and ventilation: 10 points
  • Inadequate supply of wholesome water: 10 points
  • Unsatisfactory facilities for preparation and cooking of food (such as a sink with a satisfactory supply of hot and cold water): 10 points
  • No suitably located WC for the exclusive use of the occupants (not awarded if due to mobility issues): 10 points
  • No suitably located fixed bath/shower, with satisfactory supply of hot and cold water for exclusive use of occupants: 10 points
  • No electricity supply: 10 points

Only awarded if you have been on the waiting list for over 2 years and have other points. 2 points per year for a maximum of five years: Up to 10 points

Health

  • Functionality - points awarded if you need assistance or have difficulty with walking, stairs, steps, etc. : Max 32 points
  • Unsuitable accommodation: 10 points
  • Support and care needs - only applicable to those applying for sheltered or supported housing: Max 30 points
  • Home management: Max 14 points
  • Self care: Max 16 points
  • Primary social needs factors: Max 40 points
  • Other social needs factors: Max 40 points
  • Complex needs: 20 points
  • Underoccupation (for transfer applicants only): 10 points per extra room
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