Aspire HousingNeighbourhood Planning     James BurtonRegeneration Co-ordinator                            Part of the Aspi...
Overview• About the Aspire Group• Background – Why  Neighbourhood Plans?• Identification of Pilot Areas• Development proce...
Aspire Housing                 Part of the Aspire Group
Aspire Housing• LSVT transferred in 2000• Manage 9,000 homes in 4 LA  areas• North Staffordshire Focus• Operated in Housin...
Why Neighbourhood Plans?• More than just a housing  provider• ‘What’s behind the door?’• Evidential Base• Neighbourhoods r...
Identification of Neighbourhoods • Sustainability criteria • Asset management criteria • Issues of Positive Image • Custom...
Crackley• IMD - within the 10% most  deprived neighbourhoods in  England• Significant issues associated  with low educatio...
Poolfields• IMD 2010 - within the 20% most  deprived neighbourhoods in  England• In a group of least sustainable  neighbou...
The Process• Engagement of Consultants• Identification of Project Team• Desk Top Research• Identification of key partners:...
The Process• Stakeholder Interviews• Resident Consultation• Identification of Key Themes• Theme Focussed Workshops        ...
The Process• Crackley  • Access to service issues  • Acute ASB issues• Poolfields  • Lack of community    capacity/engagem...
The CrackleyNeighbourhood Plan30 actions/projects identified covering keythemes:• Housing, Property and the Physical  Envi...
The PoolfieldsNeighbourhood Plan26 actions/projects identified covering keythemes:•   Housing, Property and the Environmen...
Progress so far…….• Prioritisation of servicedelivery• Improved communityengagement                              Part of t...
Capacity Building• Establishment of 2 ResidentAssociations• Supporting development ofskills base• Supporting the delivery ...
EnvironmentalImprovements•   Boundary wall replacements•   Low cost gardens•   New drive ways•   Physical Improvements    ...
Partnership Working• Co-ordination of shared  resources• Development of new  partnerships• Achieving mutually  beneficial ...
Employment and Skills • Development of local job   clubs • Dedicated support   Information Advice and   Guidance • Volunte...
Regeneration Improvements– Further Challenges• Identify and maximiseAspire and community assets• Support delivery of physi...
Learning Points• Identification of Partners• Evidence Base• Support from your organisation/group• Momentum is key!• Active...
Next Steps• Continuing capacity building• Build on early successes• Identifying barriers / areas for  improvement• Identif...
Questions    jburton@aspiregroup.org.uk            (01782) 854850                             Part of the Aspire Group
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  • Mix of rural and urban stock PM – offer 1,000 training placements and work with 600 local employers throughout North Staffs Corporate Strategy Key Themes Excellent Services Neighbourhood Impact Social Impact Maximising Impact
  • Blighted by unemployment and loss of traditional industries Lack of skills, benefit dependency – lack of opportunity Population Housing Economic Social Education Health Crime Environmental Identified need - an approach to neighbourhood working that delivers better outcomes for customers Identify needs and priorities at a much smaller geographic area and enable us to tailor services to meet local need The approach is about better deployment of our resources to provide better outcomes for customers & provide places where people want to live and can thrive in
  • 40 customers that have engaged with our service at our Job Clubs. I make it 28 at Crackley of which 11 have found employment and 12 at Poolfields of which 6 have found work. There have been other positive outcomes such as  3 volunteers currently working with Claire and 1 working with the Estates Team. Others have undertook Training and improved their education.
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    1. 1. Aspire HousingNeighbourhood Planning James BurtonRegeneration Co-ordinator Part of the Aspire Group
    2. 2. Overview• About the Aspire Group• Background – Why Neighbourhood Plans?• Identification of Pilot Areas• Development process• Delivery• Learning Part of the Aspire Group
    3. 3. Aspire Housing Part of the Aspire Group
    4. 4. Aspire Housing• LSVT transferred in 2000• Manage 9,000 homes in 4 LA areas• North Staffordshire Focus• Operated in Housing Market Pathfinder Renewal Area• Expansion of service delivery• 2009 - PM Training• 2010 - The Realise Foundation Part of the Aspire Group
    5. 5. Why Neighbourhood Plans?• More than just a housing provider• ‘What’s behind the door?’• Evidential Base• Neighbourhoods ranked according to sustainability Part of the Aspire Group
    6. 6. Identification of Neighbourhoods • Sustainability criteria • Asset management criteria • Issues of Positive Image • Customer Satisfaction • Anti-Social Behaviour Part of the Aspire Group
    7. 7. Crackley• IMD - within the 10% most deprived neighbourhoods in England• Significant issues associated with low educational outcomes poor health and crime.• Highest proportion of families with dependents in the borough (40.7% compared to an average of 29.2%) Part of the Aspire Group
    8. 8. Poolfields• IMD 2010 - within the 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in England• In a group of least sustainable neighbourhoods in Newcastle• Asset Management Strategy identified Poolfields as having specific issues when compared to other areas Part of the Aspire Group
    9. 9. The Process• Engagement of Consultants• Identification of Project Team• Desk Top Research• Identification of key partners: • Newcastle Under Lyme BC • Resident Groups/Reps • Police, Fire, etc Part of the Aspire Group
    10. 10. The Process• Stakeholder Interviews• Resident Consultation• Identification of Key Themes• Theme Focussed Workshops Part of the Aspire Group
    11. 11. The Process• Crackley • Access to service issues • Acute ASB issues• Poolfields • Lack of community capacity/engagement mechanisms Part of the Aspire Group
    12. 12. The CrackleyNeighbourhood Plan30 actions/projects identified covering keythemes:• Housing, Property and the Physical Environment• Economy, Skills and Employment• Health and Social Care• Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour• Community Capacity and Facilities Part of the Aspire Group
    13. 13. The PoolfieldsNeighbourhood Plan26 actions/projects identified covering keythemes:• Housing, Property and the Environment• Employment & Skills• Health and Social Care• Community Facilities Part of the Aspire Group
    14. 14. Progress so far…….• Prioritisation of servicedelivery• Improved communityengagement Part of the Aspire Group
    15. 15. Capacity Building• Establishment of 2 ResidentAssociations• Supporting development ofskills base• Supporting the delivery ofcommunity activities Part of the Aspire Group
    16. 16. EnvironmentalImprovements• Boundary wall replacements• Low cost gardens• New drive ways• Physical Improvements Part of the Aspire Group
    17. 17. Partnership Working• Co-ordination of shared resources• Development of new partnerships• Achieving mutually beneficial outcomes Part of the Aspire Group
    18. 18. Employment and Skills • Development of local job clubs • Dedicated support Information Advice and Guidance • Volunteering • PM Training Base Part of the Aspire Group
    19. 19. Regeneration Improvements– Further Challenges• Identify and maximiseAspire and community assets• Support delivery of physicalregeneration projects• Emphasis on environmentallysustainable improvements Part of the Aspire Group
    20. 20. Learning Points• Identification of Partners• Evidence Base• Support from your organisation/group• Momentum is key!• Active Promotion – Internally & Externally• Support community engagement Part of the Aspire Group
    21. 21. Next Steps• Continuing capacity building• Build on early successes• Identifying barriers / areas for improvement• Identifying new issues• Influence on future roll out Part of the Aspire Group
    22. 22. Questions jburton@aspiregroup.org.uk (01782) 854850 Part of the Aspire Group

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