Louise Webster – Cardiff CouncilJanet Bochel – Taff Housing Association
BACKGROUND                     • The priority Need                       (Homeless) Wales order                       2001...
SUPPORTING THE VULNERABLEIf not in a priority   need category:                   Tenant                                   ...
HOMELESSNESS IN CARDIFF:            SIZE OF THE PROBLEMDECISIONS TAKEN FOR 2007/08                      No.Eligible, unint...
HOMELESSNESS ON MONDAY 20.10.08• Currently 407 households in Temporary  accommodation- 255 of which are couples with depen...
WHAT DO THE LOCAL AUTHORITY AND HOUSING  ASSOCIATIONS DO TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS?Financial                   Accommodation...
TAFF HOUSING ASSOCIATION’S           ROLE AS LANDLORD• General needs housing• Build new homes – 100%  nominations• Homeles...
TEMPORARY         ACCOMMODATION• Homeless Hostels• Homelessness Assistance Scheme  (buy properties and let for 10  years)•...
SUPPORT PROVIDER• Support people in own homes to  help sustain tenancies• Specialisms - high risk and high  need, older pe...
STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT• Resettlement Strategy• Common Waiting list• Exclusion’s• Maximising supply of housing• Multi agency ...
THE FUTURE
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Social Housing Provision in Wales

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Presentation given by Janet Bochel, Taff Housing Association and Louise Webster, Cardiff City Council, Wales at a FEANTSA conference on "People who are homeless can be housed:
An insight into successful practices from across Europe", Cardiff, Wales, 2008

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Social Housing Provision in Wales

  1. 1. Louise Webster – Cardiff CouncilJanet Bochel – Taff Housing Association
  2. 2. BACKGROUND • The priority Need (Homeless) Wales order 2001 • Homelessness (Suitability of Accommodation Order•Housing Act 1996 2006)•2002 Homeless Act•2004 Housing Act
  3. 3. SUPPORTING THE VULNERABLEIf not in a priority need category: Tenant Adult Services Support Bus Project• Direct access Homelessness Outreach accommodation Health• Private rented Frontline Services sector Grassroots Police• …Rough Streetlife Children’s Community Safety Sleeping… Services
  4. 4. HOMELESSNESS IN CARDIFF: SIZE OF THE PROBLEMDECISIONS TAKEN FOR 2007/08 No.Eligible, unintentionally homeless and in 710priority needEligible, homeless and in a priority need, but 41intentionally soEligible, homeless but not in priority need 107Eligible, but not homeless 93Ineligible households 8TOTAL DECISIONS 959
  5. 5. HOMELESSNESS ON MONDAY 20.10.08• Currently 407 households in Temporary accommodation- 255 of which are couples with dependents and single parents• 199 in leased properties• 89 households in supported housing• 101 in Council/Housing Association stock• 18 in Frontline hostels• 12 known to be sleeping rough
  6. 6. WHAT DO THE LOCAL AUTHORITY AND HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS DO TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS?Financial Accommodation• Bonds / Rent in Advance • Exchange• Benefits maximisation • Transfer• Debt / mortgage rescue • Homes Outside Cardiff • Points maximisationRelationships Care and Support• Family Mediation • Floating Support (Tenant• Landlord Liaison Support Scheme assisted• Homesafe / target 1635 people in 2007/08) hardening • Unified Assessment
  7. 7. TAFF HOUSING ASSOCIATION’S ROLE AS LANDLORD• General needs housing• Build new homes – 100% nominations• Homeless nominations• Managing partners• 50% voids to Local Authority• Lease properties
  8. 8. TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION• Homeless Hostels• Homelessness Assistance Scheme (buy properties and let for 10 years)• Refugee Houses
  9. 9. SUPPORT PROVIDER• Support people in own homes to help sustain tenancies• Specialisms - high risk and high need, older people, families, young people and generic.• Most support temporary but ranges from intensive to low level ongoing, for older people
  10. 10. STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT• Resettlement Strategy• Common Waiting list• Exclusion’s• Maximising supply of housing• Multi agency strategy panel
  11. 11. THE FUTURE

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