How are people selected for HAIL accommodation?

When a vacancy arises within HAIL, we contact both the appropriate local authority and community mental health team in the area. HAIL then sends out an application form to the referring agency requesting back ground information on the person, e.g. the length of time they are in that service, preparation for independent living, profile of life skills, etc.

As part of the referral form, we look for a family member or close associate to act as sponsor for the person. This is to ensure back-up support for the HAIL support/settlement service.

When a person is interviewed for HAIL accommodation we take into consideration their current housing situation and their suitability for independent living.

We try and house people in areas where they have supports rather then move them from one side of the city to the other.

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