Help for tenants in difficult times
- 19 Dec
Guinness South is investing in a new five-person team to help tenants sustain their tenancies through difficult times.
£250,000 is being invested in this new team which will launch in January. The team will provide short-term, intensive support to help deal with issues such as health, finances and unemployment with the aim to reduce the cost and distress of failed tenancies.
The 17,500 home provider has said that it recognises some tenants may be dealing with various factors that could affect their capability to keep their home, reports 24dash.
Justin King, Guinness' head of operations, said: "Following a successful pilot, we've redirected resources to create this new team which will give us the capacity to work one-on-one with our residents who have additional support needs. It will enable us to provide support anywhere from four to ten weeks, and although it's not a long-term service, we will ensure that the individual has an alternative provision in place before we step away."
What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions
Image source: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1279618
- 10 Mar
THE STATUS OF THE SOCIAL CARE SECTOR REQUIRES IMPROVEMENTs
It was also found that the social care sector has the following characteristics:Social care seems like an adjunct to the NHS instead of being an important service in its own right. While the...
- 29 Apr
Scottish Welfare Fund grants see a 13% rise in applications
Data from the Scottish Government has shown that the number of applications to councils under the Scottish Welfare Fund has increased by 13% in just the last year, reports The Courier.Over the most...
- 16 Jan
Local welfare assistance funds held back by councils
The Centre for Responsible Credit using Freedom of Information requests carried out a study which found that 127 local authorities spent 52.8% of their £148.5m sharing of the local welfare...
- 13 Jan
Landlord scheme has saved the NHS thousands of pounds
The groups - Oldham Council, Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Oldham Housing Investment Partnership - consist of 10 social landlords who co-invested in the ‘Warm Homes Oldham'...
- 05 Jan
Calls for NHS funding
Stevens also called for an end to the ‘boom-bust' approach. Stevens told the Financial Times he hoped for more annual funding in addition to the £2bn lifeline that the Chancellor, George Osborne,...
- 30 Dec
New Fundraising Campaign Launched by Hospital Charity
The campaign encourages its supporters to partake in its ‘Every £1 Counts' fundraiser by making a donation and sharing a ‘pound selfie' on Facebook and Twitter throughout January.The charity are...
- 08 Dec
Home care sector facing crisis due to workers’ wages
A study by contractor Mears and the Local Government Information Unit have reported that councils should ensure they pay providers to enable them to pay ‘at least' minimum wage salaries.Liberal...
- 06 Oct
Supported housing service for women and their children has received funding for community garden
Endeavour Housing Associaiton's Rainham House temporary accommodation service has been awarded funding for their Roots and Shoots garden project. Working in partnership with community allotment...
- 03 Oct
Social landlords urged to make do without grants
Speaking to Inside Housing at the Conservative Party conference this week, Mr Lewis said: "If housing associations want to survive without government funding, that's a good thing."He said it would...
- 02 Oct
Supporting People budget cut by £10m by the Welsh government
A draft budget shows the government announcing plans to cut the budget for Supporting People from £134.4m in 2014/15 to £124.4m in 2015/16 which is a drop of 7.4%, reports Inside Housing.Despite...
How to Fund Housing Support and Social Care Services Good clear delivery of some complicated information. Jaqui Smith - Young Womens Housing Project