Am I in priority need

You may be in priority if:

  • You or a member of your household is pregnant
  • You have dependent children under 16 years of age or under 19 if they are in full time education and live with you
  • You are aged 16 or 17 years of age
  • You are under 21 and you were looked after, accommodated or fostered; or are at particular risk of sexual or financial exploitation
  • You are fleeing domestic abuse
  • You are a former member of the Armed Forces
  • You are vulnerable due to old age, mental illness, handicap, physical disability or other special reason
  • You have been released from prison and are vulnerable as a result of your detention.

To come to a decision about how vulnerable you are, your caseworker will require information about your situation, for example, a letter from your doctor or social worker. We may ask for a joint assessment to be conducted by a social worker