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Community Capacity: Connecting with Communities - Alicia Wood

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Community Capacity: Connecting with Communities - Alicia Wood

  1. 1. Community Capacity- Connecting with Communities HOUSING – THINKING LOCAL AND ACTING PERSONALLY Wednesday 13 th July 2011 Alicia Wood
  2. 2. What is important about where you live?
  3. 3. Community & housing for people with learning disabilities
  4. 4. Polly & Katharine
  5. 5. How do we get people more connected to their communities through housing? (1) <ul><li>More focus on getting ordinary housing </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping people near families and support networks </li></ul><ul><li>Natural & community supports </li></ul><ul><li>Really supporting people to develop skills to rely less on paid support </li></ul><ul><li>Personal budgets not having significant impact on people volunteering and helping their local community, choosing where they live and who they live with and relationships with friends (source: TLAP National Personal Budget Survey June 2011) </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do we get people more connected to their communities through housing? (2) <ul><li>Commissioning and contracting for community outcomes and incentivise use of natural & community supports </li></ul><ul><li>Making money work-personal budgets, individual service funds & community development funding </li></ul><ul><li>Stop the silo mentality of housing based services and develop a wider community role </li></ul><ul><li>Work out a way for tenants to contribute to and improve their communities </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to people getting social networks </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Supported Living Network </li></ul>
  8. 8. Timebanking
  9. 9. Reach outcomes <ul><li>I take part in community life </li></ul><ul><li>I can access work opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>I can access education and learning </li></ul><ul><li>I have the social life that I choose </li></ul><ul><li>I can manage my health </li></ul><ul><li>I feel safe </li></ul><ul><li>I choose who I live with </li></ul><ul><li>I choose where I live </li></ul><ul><li>I have my own home </li></ul><ul><li>I choose how I am supported </li></ul><ul><li>I choose who supports me </li></ul><ul><li>I get good quality support </li></ul><ul><li>I have the same rights and responsibilities as other citizens </li></ul><ul><li>I get help to make changes in my life </li></ul><ul><li>(I get support to continue in my caring role) </li></ul><ul><li>Source www.paradigm-uk.org </li></ul>
  10. 11. Community Connections planning tool <ul><li>Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Our organisation and the way we co-ordinate things ensures that people can make the most efficient use of their social capital </li></ul><ul><li>Our organisation fully includes older and disabled people and we support them to participate in and contribute to activities </li></ul><ul><li>Our organisation actively works with all local people to increase the ability of older and disabled people to get out and about and experience positive interactions </li></ul>
  11. 12. The economic case <ul><li>befriending schemes  cost around £80 per older person but could save around £35 in the first year of the scheme alone </li></ul><ul><li>- the cost per member of a  timebank  would average less than £450 and could result in savings of over £1,300 per member, and </li></ul><ul><li>-  community navigators  could cost under £300 with further savings of £900 per person in the first year due to reduced GP visits. </li></ul>

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