Common criteria for waiting list
As with general public sector housing, a common approach is used for acceptance on to a sheltered housing waiting list.
Older Persons Sheltered Housing
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Criteria for acceptance on to waiting lists for older persons sheltered housing. Approved by the Council of Ministers (25 February 2016). Approved by Tynwald (15 March 2016)
|1. Residential qualification:||The applicant or spouse must have been ordinarily resident on the Island for a minimum of 10 years.
Applicant (s) must be resident on the Island for at least 3 months immediately prior to allocation.
|2. Eligible Applicant(s):||A single applicant, or one party in a joint application, must be aged 65 or over with no dependent children at the time of the application. Or a couple with one person aged 65 and over with no dependent children, the younger person must be at least 50 years of age.|
|The authority may consider an applicant below age 65 in exceptional circumstances.|
|3. Adequacy of current housing:||Inadequate accommodation, with written confirmation from Environmental Health, local Authority or other relevant body.|
|Notice to quit|
|Lack of disabled access|
|4. Health and Welfare Qualifications:||The applicant must be capable of independent living (with an appropriate and continuing package of support where necessary)|
|5. Financial Qualifications:||Maximum gross income of applicant(s) must not exceed the median income, currently £28,392 plus 10% for couples.|
|Financial and/or property assets must not exceed the median house price (currently £245,000) or such amount as determined by the Department.|
|6. Appeals procedure:||(1) Any person having an application for acceptance on to a waiting list rejected or any applicant dissatisfied by reason of non-allocation of a property by virtue of non-allocation of points, may|
|(2) Seek a review of that decision by submitting request in writing to the housing authority, and if the decision is upheld by that housing authority, seek an appeal against that decision in writing to the Department's Public Estates and Housing Division, whose decision shall be final.|
The Department does not hold any older persons (sheltered) housing stock on the Island. Therefore, in order to apply for acceptance on to an older persons (sheltered) housing waiting list, or for any further advice in relation to sheltered housing, you should contact the relevant sheltered housing authority. This depends on the location of the sheltered property/complex you have in mind.