Agenda • 9.15 - Introduction and Housekeeping Fiona Minchew • 9.30 - Presentation by Supporting People Managers • Adult Services Prevention and Early Intervention • Proposed staged models for Socially Excluded Services • 10.00 – Current Housing situation in Hampshire Presentation by Steve Newton, Head of Housing, Gosport BC • 10.30 – Personalisation Presentation by Nicola Youern, YOU Trust • 11.00 – Questions • 11.15 – Break • 11.30 – Dan Stoneman HCC – Social Fund Update • 12.00 – Real Lettings Scheme Presentation by Dominic Thompson Two Saints Housing Association • 12.30 – Lunch • 13.15 – Housing for Integrated Offender Management Clients by Mike Taylor, Society of St James • 13.45 – Positive Move On With Service Users Presentation by Tim Spilsbury, Together • 14.15 – Coffee • 14.30 – Workshop • Sharing good practice – Innovate ideas for sustainable move on. • 15.15 – Round up and Close Event
Supporting People: Prevention and Early Intervention Fiona Minchew Commissioning Manager (Supporting People)
Supporting People: Short Term Prevention and Early Intervention services • Socially Excluded Cluster • Prevention and Delay the need for more targeted social care interventions • Improving focus on need for housing related support; not just housing.
Core Client Groups(inclusive of any other) • Young People • Single Homeless • Generic Floating Support • Mental Health Staged Models of Service Delivery Joanne Willis, Linzi Gow and Sarah Jeffery Supporting People Managers
CURRENT HOUSING ISSUES HOUSING ISSUES Steve Newton, Head of Housing Options Gosport BC: Chair: Hampshire YOT Resettlement Consortium Hampshire 16/17 year olds homeless steering group. Member: Supporting People district and county core groups Hampshire YOT Board. HOG & SHOG
SCOPE OF PRESENTATION CURRENT CONTEXT IN: • SOCIAL HOUSING • PRIVATE RENTED HOUSING • HOMELESSNESS • SUPPORTING PEOPLE
Has there been a failure to effectively communicate the increasing and chronic shortage of housing?
SOCIAL HOUSING • An increasing gap between supply and demand • Reduction in properties due to Right to Buy; • New developments (builds) insufficient and short term future does not look bright (over a 5% reduction in construction -contributed to 0.7% GDP reduction to 30/6/12); • Increased customer base: e.g. blockages to accessing equity market, high private rents & access to private lets, shared ownership.
SOCIAL HOUSING • The example of Gosport • Over 6,000 Council properties once • 3,000 now and less than 2,000 Housing Association properties (>20% reduction overall, but population has increased) • 15 years ago it took an average of 2 years to get re-housed • Now the average is about 11 years
PRIVATE RENTED • NATIONAL RESULT: • 65% OF HOMELESS PREVENTION IN 2010/11 WAS VIA SECURING PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION • INCREASING CONCERNS REGARDING THE ACCESSIBILITY OF PRIVATE LETS • Increased competition (equity sector malaise); • Is the rent in advance/bond model enough? • LHA changes and HB caps • Under 35 year rule • Landlord fear of how welfare reforms will impact
GETTING PRIVATE LETS • What do we do in response? • Keep on doing the same old rent in advance/bond? • More landlord incentives: rent guarantee schemes? • Accreditation standards • Shared housing for under 35’s? and/or • Lodgings?..... And move-on lodgings?… settled lodgings? • Income streams for staffing needs? • DWP announcement overdue on homeless accommodation subsidy
HOMELESSNESS • INCREASING HOMELESSNESS IN 2011/12 • Remember this is from a low base -14% increase in acceptances. 73% increase in B&B use in SE England • Is the increase due to diminishing prevention results or simply due to more people needing help? • Thoughts on the future?
Where are we now? • 50,290 acceptances during 2011/12. This is an increase of 14% from 44,160 in 2010/11 • 50,430 households were in temporary accommodation on 31 March 2012, 5% more than at the same date last year. • 3,960 (8% of households) were in B&B. This is an increase 44% compared to the same date last year. • 45,000 repossessions forecast for 2012 (CML) which would represent (a 24% increase on 2011) • 36,605 landlord possession claims issued Jan to Mar 2012 (MOJ), 3% higher than in the fourth quarter of 2011
HISTORICAL SHIFTS IN ACCOMMODATION COSTS • Inevitably, reduction in Council housing since the 1970’s means less low cost housing; • The increase in housing association movement came with higher rents; • In the private sector: the Assured/shorthold regime had one key aim of increasing rent levels; • Equity market assessed as 30% over-valued (IMF) • It is reasonable to conclude that low cost accommodation options have reduced very markedly in an era of increasing divergence in wealth -there is more of the one cost fits all when personal incomes have gone the other way(???).
SUPPORTED HOUSING • SUPPORTING PEOPLE BUDGET NOT RAVAGED IN HAMPSHIRE. • CUTS IN THE “EXCLUDED CLUSTER” REDUCED TO 10% IN HAMPSHIRE. • Relatively speaking these two decisions are a major achievement. • In Gosport around 50% of our large statutory homeless hostel base is silted up with customers assessed as requiring supported move-on
Delivering Personalised Housing Support – a practical guide Nicola Youern CEO, YOU
Finding out about the service • Have you got a marketing strategy? • Are you easy to contact? • What do current and potential clients think about your response, and the information you gave them? • How do you demonstrate to potential • clients that the services you offer give • them choice and control?
How will this service help me achieve my outcomes? • Do you provide accessible and personalised information? • How do you plan your first meeting with potential clients? • How can this service support clients to achieve outcomes? • How do you recognise skills and potential of clients? • What information could you share with clients about staff skills and interests? • How do you support clients to establish &maintain support networks and social links? • Do clients get a personalised offer, giving real choice and control in key aspects of their support
Designing support that’s personal to me • How do you work with clients to create their own support plan and think beyond the service you directly provide? • Have you agreed with each client how you will work together and how progress will be recorded? • Ask each client that uses your service ‘Who • makes the decisions about your care • and support?’
Getting on with my life • How do you know that clients have maximum choice and control? • Are clients supported to live the life they want and manage any risks? • Are people important to the client involved in their life? • Is the client linked into their community in a way that is valuable to them? • Is the approach you and the client agreed for recording progress working? • Has the client an opportunity to be involved in all aspects of service delivery and development?
Reflecting on what I’ve achieve and still need to do • Has the client decided who they want involved in reviewing their support? • What does the client feel is important for their future? • What does the client say is going well and needs to continue? • Is the client still hoping for the same things in the future? • Does the client believe the support is making a difference? • What does the client say isn’t going well and needs to change? • Is the client happy with the way they are supported? • Who supports the client through the review process? • Is the client staying safe and well? • Have the risks the client faces changed? • Does the client feel they have more control? • Who does the client say makes the decisions in their life?
Dominic Thompson Real Lettings South
In this presentation I hope to be able to let you know - what RLS does –how RLS was set up -what RLS hopes to be able to do in the next 12 months Real Lettings South
Real Lettings South was operational in December 2011 RLS is a Residential Management Agency with a difference but its not an estate agency -Trading arm of Two Saints -Social Enterprise /CIC -Ethical Lettings Agency Real Lettings South
Real Lettings South RLS is a collaboration between Broadway and Two Saints –both have charitable status -both work with people threatened with homelessness -Two Saints is a Registered Provider providing services in Hampshire, West Berkshire, Dorset and Oxford. Broadway mainly operates in London -Combined turnover of £20m -Real Lettings has over 7 years experience of Residential Property Management www.reallettings.com
Real Lettings Phil Spencer-Patron www.reallettings.com ‘Real Lettings is an innovative, exciting and forward thinking Social enterprise’
Real Lettings South RLS aims are to :- increase the supply of accommodation to people who have a housing need - provide 150 additional homes by March 2013 www.reallettings.com
Real Lettings South How will RLS meet the aims ? - by procuring properties from private sector landlords and leasing them on long contracts - by leasing studios and one bed flats and to letting them on ASTs at rents within housing benefit levels - to provide good quality homes which are well managed and settled in the longer term www.reallettings.com
Why landlords work with Real Lettings South ? We guarantee a monthly income throughout the period of the lease : no void costs Professional residential management service offering peace of mind for owners Security of long term 3 or 5 year leases No sign up or other fees We guarantee the property will be returned in the same condition at the end of the lease www.reallettings.com
Why work with Real Lettings South ? We will consider properties in all locations Unfurnished studios One bedroom properties Two bed flats in some areas Referrals from Council Housing Services and Supported Housing Panels Real Lettings South is here to stay and has a long term stake in the community www.reallettings.com
New Tenant Assessments Tenants all individually assessed by Real Lettings South by experienced professional staff We will not be afraid to say “not yet” to someone we feel is not ready to live independently We will provide Housing Management to help tenants settle into their new homes Tenants will continue to have access to the Real Lettings Services throughout the tenancy www.reallettings.com
Real Lettings South projects West Berkshire 2 years funding from the government administered by the charity Crisis to set up a leasing scheme A tenant placement service Provide Rent Bonds To help prevent homelessness and also to provide move on accommodation from supported housing www.reallettings.com
Real Lettings South projects South Hampshire Cross Authority 1 years funding from the SHCA to set up a leasing scheme 30 homes To help prevent homelessness and also to provide move on accommodation from supported housing www.reallettings.com
Real Lettings South projects Portsmouth City Council -2 years funding from the Council to set up a leasing scheme 60 homes To help prevent homelessness and also to provide move on accommodation from supported housing www.reallettings.com
Real Lettings South How well is RLS doing ? - Total of 53 homes = Havant - 1 Gosport - 2 Fareham - 4 New Forest - 1 Southampton -29 Portsmouth -15 West Berkshire -1 www.reallettings.com