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Adur & Worthing Councils

Our project wishes to bring joined-up, best-practice digital thinking to the challenging problem of local service directories. Every local authority, health organisation, police force, together with other voluntary sector partners are attempting to maintain some form of local directory-based information with massive duplication of effort.  Typically there is little join-up,…

Elmbridge Borough Council

At a recent internal management conference we discussed how we can provide a compassionate service to residents most in need, whilst under pressure to deliver savings. Every department agreed that identifying early opportunities to provide help and signpost to services are key, however due to siloed working and the split…

Fareham Borough Council

With demands to deliver increasing numbers of affordable homes, the need to protect and monitor existing and new affordable housing (AH) provision is greater than ever. There are currently limited digital measures to monitor whether existing and new AH remains in use for its intended purpose. For example: – Whether…

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

The Homelessness Reduction Act came into effect on 3 April 2018. In order to prepare for its enactment and the required H-CLIC returns, many organisations including H&F went out and procured a homelessness case management system. H&F, along with many of our neighbouring boroughs, have found this software to be…

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Despite having 1,400 residents currently in our Temporary Accommodation and many more approaching as homeless, we are currently averaging 150 households per year entering the Private Rented Sector through our Direct Lettings scheme. Unlike the private sector, we don’t have a system that can allow clients to proactively view properties, be…

London Borough of Lewisham

It is clear that the private rented sector has become increasingly important as a mechanism for authorities to fulfil their obligations to households who they owe the main housing duty. The proposal would work extensively with households that are threatened with homelessness or that have become homeless to identify what…

London Borough of Lewisham

The nature of homelessness has changed in the past decade. In the first quarter of 2008, 20% of households that were accepted as Homeless in England had lost their rented or tied accommodation, by the first quarter of 2018 this had risen to 31%[1]. As rents continue to increase[2] at…

London Borough of Southwark

The provision of affordable homes in Southwark is secured by the use of S106 legal agreements with developers. We want to ensure that affordable housing in the Borough is being accessed and used by those who need it. Monitoring of the ongoing provision of affordable housing units requires improvement, with a…

London Borough of Waltham Forest

The cost of providing social care to families has increased by 8.4% in Waltham Forest over the last 5 years and at the same time the pressure on providing quality homes in London as result of the housing crisis is increasing dramatically. The new ten year housing plan target (2019…

Luton Borough Council

The Homelessness Reduction Act extends the statutory duty that local councils have to prevent homelessness from 28 days before eviction to 56 days. However, pioneering councils are seeking to identify and support people even earlier.   We have been working with Policy in Practice and Uscreates to use our own…

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