Priority need

A person automatically has a priority need if they: 

  • Are at risk of domestic abuse
  • A pregnant woman or live with a pregnant woman
  • Have dependant children living with them or who are reasonably expected to live with them
  • Are 16 or 17 years old and are not looked after by social services
  • Are 18, 19 or 20 years old and spent time in care while between 16 and 18
  • Lost their accommodation because of an emergency such as a flood, fire or other disaster