Allowing pets into Sheltered Housing.

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Sarah Meehan asked 4 months ago

Good morning, I work as a Senior Sheltred Housing Officer in Swindon. As part of our tenancy, we do not allow cats or dogs. We do however allow, assitance dogs, as these are regonised by Law. We receive a large number of letters from a tenant’s GP asking for their patient to be allowed to have a cat or dog, as this will assist their mental health. Can I ask from your experience, if you have had a similar sitaution, what information do you require before allowing an animal to be permitted. This does fall into the Equalities Act 2010, especially Neurodiversity, what can we ask for as proof, if the pet is not covered by the law.  Thank you.