Financial Inclusion and Homelessness

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Kelly Davies, Welsh Assembly Government. Ten year plan.

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Financial Inclusion and Homelessness

  1. 1. Financial Inclusion and Homelessness Kelly Davies Email:Kelly.Davies2@wales.gsi.gov.uk Tel: 01685 729611
  2. 2. Tackling Homelessness <ul><li>Homelessness Prevention-the long term agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness Commission 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Homelessness Strategies 2003-5 and 2006-8 </li></ul><ul><li>2004-9 Reduction in acceptances of 45% </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ten Year Homelessness Plan <ul><li>Commitment in ‘One Wales’ </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the Plan through partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation Nov 08 to Feb 09 </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of Ten Year Homelessness Plan July 09 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ten Year Homelessness Plan <ul><li>The Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention through Early Advice </li></ul><ul><li>A universal service </li></ul><ul><li>Maximising Financial Inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Skills and Employment </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ten Year Homelessness Plan <ul><li>Minimising mortgage repossession </li></ul><ul><li>Developing the PRS </li></ul><ul><li>Sustaining Tenancies </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the statutory framework </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ten Year Homelessness Plan <ul><li>Maximising financial inclusion </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge-improving financial capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting access to services </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations working together </li></ul><ul><li>Housing organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Advice services </li></ul><ul><li>Credit Unions </li></ul><ul><li>Moneyline Cymru etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Implementing the Ten Year Plan <ul><li>Shorter term detailed Action Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Developed in partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Identify priorities & available resources </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor implementation & progress </li></ul><ul><li>Review and update </li></ul>
  8. 8. Funding for Services <ul><li>Main Homelessness Grant programme </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Cymru and other advice services </li></ul><ul><li>Joint advice strategy with LSC </li></ul><ul><li>New 2010/11 programme </li></ul><ul><li>Web-based advice-all Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced housing advice-Denbighshire </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Cymru-employment/redundancy advice </li></ul>
  9. 9. Supporting People <ul><li>SPG and SPRG-£137M </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting access to money and debt management </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing advocacy and general advice </li></ul><ul><li>Training and employment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Aylward Review </li></ul>
  10. 10. New Housing Strategy <ul><li>‘ Improving Lives and Communities’ </li></ul><ul><li>Context-economic situation </li></ul><ul><li>Improving homes and choice </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting access to financial and debt advice services </li></ul><ul><li>Helping People out of poverty, including fuel poverty </li></ul>
  11. 11. Contact Details <ul><li>Kelly Davies </li></ul><ul><li>e-mail: Kelly.Davies2@Wales.gsi.gov.uk </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01685 729611 </li></ul>

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