Orchard House

Report
HOUSING AND SUPPORT
MY ROLE
• Commissioning Manager in
Accommodation Solution Team
• To develop Housing opportunities for
people with learning disabilities
Accommodation Solutions
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Learning Disabilities
Older People
Mental Health
Physical Disabilities
Role of Accommodation Solutions
Team
• Developing housing opportunities for
people with learning disabilities
• Contracting – new contracts and reviews
• Looking at existing provision and needs in
each District Council area
OUR VISION
People with learning disabilities with all
levels of support needs will have as great
a choice as possible over where and how
they live.
PARTNERSHIP
We work in partnership with:
• Housing Associations
• Care Providers
• District Council Housing Departments
• Service Users
• Family Carers
• Health
HOUSING STANDARDS
The following are some statements that
we have agreed about standards in
housing:
1. Housing should be like other housing in
the area and non institutional in
appearance.
HOUSING STANDARDS
2. We aim to keep housing for people with
learning disabilities in as small
developments as possible so that they
are part of the community and do not
appear as large distinct buildings.
HOUSING STANDARDS
3. Housing should be available that
enables people with learning disabilities
to be placed close to family and friends.
There should be good transport links
and local shops and amenities should
be accessible.
HOUSING STANDARDS
4. It is important to look at ways to
prevent isolation. This can be achieved
by looking at opportunities for people to
engage in a range of activities. There
is also the possibility of considering the
use of communal areas in certain
developments.
TYPES OF HOUSING
• Shared Housing
• Individual Flats
• Adult Care Services Supported Housing
Sun Printers, Watford
• Care Provider
• Housing Association
• District Council
Watford DC
Cassio Metro, Watford
• Care Provider Adult Care Services
• Housing Association
• District Council – Watford DC
Elara House, Hemel Hempstead
Mead Lane, Hertford
HOW YOU CAN GET HOUSED
• District Council Housing Department
• Through Adult Care Services
CURRENT ISSUES
• Economy - Less Housing being built
• Expanding role of support providers to
access housing
• Re-using existing HCC accommodation
Links with District Councils
• Accommodation Solutions are making
closer links with District Councils
• Each District will have a profile of housing
need to base new developments
• Boards being set up including
Accommodation Solutions, Housing and
Planning representatives

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