How we allocate sheltered housing

Prioritisation Framework

The following table shows the four main support reasons why we will allocate priority for specialist older person's housing.

 

Level Awarded

 

High

Medium

Low

Social Contact

Applicant has no social contact and experiences significant isolation

High

Applicant has irregular or infrequent social contact and experiences moderate isolation

 

High

Applicant has regular social contact but would benefit from improved social opportunities

 

Medium

Applicant would not benefit from improved social opportunities

Low

Applicants can only receive one award in the 'social contact' section

 

Housing Support

Applicant requires support with the following tasks:

General counselling and support (such as reminding, prompting,

befriending)

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Managing mail or other correspondence

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Managing finances/budgeting

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Daily living skills, such as advice on cooking, maintaining a tenancy

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Keeping in touch with friends?

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Liaising with other organisations and people, such as GP, community nurse, social worker, family or friends, reporting repairs

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Advice and assistance with maintaining safety and security

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

General advice and assistance to maintain health and wellbeing

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Encouraging social interaction

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Regular welfare/wellbeing check

Weekly = High

Fortnightly = Medium

Less often = Low

Applicants can receive more than one award in the 'housing support' section.

Other Support Needs - meal preparation

Applicant requires assistance for preparation of all meals

High

Applicant requires assistance for preparation of some meals

Medium

Applicant doesn't require any support to make meals

Low

Applicants can only receive one award in the 'other support needs - meal preparation' section

Other Support Needs - home support and complex needs

Applicant requires assistance with personal care

High

Applicant requires assistance with shopping

Medium

Applicant requires assistance with housework

Medium

Applicant requires support/assistance due to a risk of falling or other condition

High

Applicant can receive more than one award in the 'home support and complex needs' section

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