Priority need of vulnerable people

A person has a priority need if they or someone they live with is vulnerable because of: 

  • Old age
  • A mental health condition
  • Being a disabled person
  • Some other special reason
  • Other special reasons could include if someone is vulnerable as a result of being victim or 
  • Trafficking or modern slavery, or because they are a young person without support. 
  • A person also has a priority need if they are vulnerable because they: 
  • Were in the regular armed forces
  • Have been in prison
  • Are over 21 and spent time in care
  • Left their accommodation because of violence or threats of violence
  • A person might be vulnerable for one of these reasons or a combination of them.