Ordinary Residence

Ordinary Residence

Picture of map indicating county with boundariesMost people who live in North Somerset will be ‘Ordinary Residents’ and as a result will be deemed an eligible resident of North Somerset.

Health and Social Services Departments have different criteria for people who they are able to help.




Subject to changes in law or agreement, “Ordinary Resident” means:

For the purposes of Social Services provision, a person who lives in settled accommodation in the Council Area.

For the purposes of Health Care provision, a person who is registered with a general practitioner (GP who practices in North Somerset.