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The Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation) (Wales) Order 2015

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PART 1Matters to be taken into account in determining whether accommodation is suitable for persons who are, or may be in priority need

3.  In determining for the purposes of Part 2 of the 2014 Act whether accommodation is suitable for a person who is, or may be in priority need(1), there must be taken into account, where appropriate, the following matters relating to a person who is either the applicant, or who is a member of the applicant’s household—

(a)the specific health needs of the person;

(b)the proximity and accessibility of family support;

(c)any disability of the person;

(d)the proximity and accessibility of medical facilities, and other support services which—

(i)are currently used by or provided to the person; and

(ii)are essential to the well-being of the person;

(e)where the accommodation is situated outside the area of the authority, the distance of the accommodation from the area of the authority;

(f)the significance of any disruption which would be caused by the location of the accommodation to the employment, caring responsibilities or education of the person; and

(g)the proximity of alleged perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.

(1)

See the definition of “priority need” in section 70 of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014.

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