14. Requirements for vulnerable groups
We expect registered providers to take regard for the specific needs of vulnerable tenants when deciding on the type of tenancy which will be allocated.
In most circumstances we would wish to see tenants going into sheltered accommodation being given the most secure form of tenancy agreement.
We would expect tenants going into general needs accommodation to be given more flexible types of tenancy unless there are exceptional circumstances.
However there may be some circumstances where it is judged that, due to their individual circumstances, a tenant going into a general need property should be granted a more secure form of tenancy. These circumstances may include learning disability, chronic physical disability, severe sight impairment, and those with a severe and enduring mental health problem.