Housing related support questionnaire

Closed 18 Jun 2018

Opened 21 May 2018

Overview

This questionnaire relates to housing related support services funded by Warwickshire County Council. These are services that work across the whole county and are funded to support vulnerable people to secure and sustain settled suitable housing that enables the service users to develop an appropriate degree of independence skills.

Housing Related Support is assistance to people who:

  • are 16 or over years old
  • who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or otherwise in unsuitable housing situations,
  • who are experiencing some vulnerability which makes it difficult for them to resolve this without some form of support
  • and who have the capacity to live independently after receiving time-limited support

The vulnerabilities that might justify a housing-related support intervention include:

  • Inexperience due to being young
  • Institutional experience
  • Addictions or substance misuse
  • Offending behaviour
  • Mental or emotional ill-health
  • Physical ill-health or disability
  • Experience of violent or sexual abuse
  • Having recently acquired the right to remain in this country
  • Long-term homelessness

Current Housing Related Support Services

Agencies currently providing housing related support in Warwickshire funded by the county council are:

  1. St Basils, in partnership with Doorway, deliver a short-term Floating Support service for up to 142 young people (up to 25 years old) at any one time.
  2. Together, in partnership with BID Services, deliver a short term Floating Support service for around 129 people with disabilities, aged 16 and above, at any one time.
  3. P3 deliver a short term Floating Support service for around 160 people (over 25 years old) at any one time. In addition they also provide Outreach and Drop-in services
  4. Home Group deliver supported housing for up to 163 people (over 25 years old) with a history of homelessness or offending behaviour, at any one time.
  5. Salvation Army HA deliver supported housing for up to 112 young people (up to 25 years old), at any one time.

Warwickshire County Council is looking to use the resources it has as efficiently and strategically as possible to provide the best quality support to those who need it across the whole county. This questionnaire is part of that process. We estimate it will take between 5-10 minutes to complete.

Who Can Respond?

All responses are very welcome but we are particularly keen to hear from the following groups:

  • Current or former users of housing related support services in Warwickshire
  • Individuals working in housing related support services in Warwickshire
  • Individuals using or working in other voluntary sector or charitable services in Warwickshire
  • Elected members or Officials of district or borough councils in Warwickshire
  • Elected members or Officials of Warwickshire County Council
  • Health and other statutory professionals in Warwickshire
  • Any other individuals who have contact with housing related support services or vulnerable individuals in Warwickshire

For more information about this project please visit https://www.homeless.org.uk/warwickshire-cc-housing-related-support

What Happens Next

This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to give us their views.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Service users (current or previous)
  • Carers
  • Young people
  • Adults
  • People with disabilities
  • People with long term conditions
  • Volunteers
  • Community Groups
  • Voluntary and third sector organisations
  • Partners
  • Providers
  • Specialist staff
  • Professionals and professional bodies
  • Housing associations
  • Elected members

Interests

  • Social care
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Housing