Communal establishments : Overview
A communal establishment is a place providing managed residential accommodation. "Managed" here means full-time or part-time supervision of the accommodation.
Examples of communal establishments include:
- university halls of residence and boarding schools
- care homes, hospitals, hospices and maternity units
- hotels, guest houses, hostels and B&Bs, all with residential accommodation for seven or more guests
- prisons and other secure facilities
- Single Living Accommodation (SLA) in military bases
- staff accommodation
- religious establishments
Communal establishments don't include sheltered accommodation, serviced apartments, nurses' accommodation and houses rented to students by private landlords. These are considered to be households.