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A184 Findings from a scoping study in to effective allocations of adapted social housing

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A184 Findings from a scoping study in to effective allocations of adapted social housing

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A184 Findings from a scoping study in to effective allocations of adapted social housing

  1. 1. EFFECTIVE ALLOCATION OF ADAPTED SOCIAL HOUSING: CO-PRODUCTION PILOT STUDY Professor Isobel Anderson Dianne Theakstone Christopher Baird
  2. 2. Introduction  Background to the scoping project  Aims and research method  Reflections on the co-production approach  Key findings summary  What next?
  3. 3. Project Background  Discussions with Horizon Housing staff and board, and University of Stirling  Identified issue of matching vacant properties and applicants for disabled house seekers  Scoping project agreed  test research method  scope out larger study
  4. 4. Scoping Study Aims  To assess barriers to the effectiveness of matching wheelchair designed and adapted social housing lettings to households in need of such housing  To identify measures to overcome any barriers in order to more efficiently match people and properties.  Design and test method to address these questions
  5. 5. The Co-production Approach  Horizon Housing, University of Stirling Housing Research, Disability- led/identifiying stakeholders  Project Researcher  Peer Review Panel  Peer Researcher  Stakeholder forum.
  6. 6. Research Method  Review of literature and evidence  Local authority level Case Study  Semi-structured interviews with staff from local authority and housing associations  Semi-structured interviews with disabled housing applicants  Stakeholder forum to discuss issues emerging
  7. 7. Peer Researcher  Reflections from Mr. Christopher Baird (the Peer Researcher) on the co- production process.
  8. 8. Flavour of Findings  Lack of previous research on allocation of adapted social housing  Shortage of accessible housing supply  Co-production approach underpinned effectiveness of research method  Lack of awareness of Homes2Fit model  Improvements to communication with applicants  Information sharing among service providers
  9. 9. Reflections on The Co- production Approach  Ensure adequate time for recruitment, coordinating, support and training  Ensure resources, partnership sharing costs or in kind  Support Peer Review Panel to engage in feedback (more input from some)  Respecting preferences of disabled participants (e.g. interview locations)
  10. 10. Next steps  Impairment/disability have not been a focus of housing allocations research  Scoping project facilitated design of larger scale study to better explore the effective allocations of adapted social housing  Co-production approach core to achieving results

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