Housing Related Support - DCC consultation

24 November 2016

Consultation on the proposals for the future of Housing Related Support (HRS) services

The Council is now consulting on the future of HRS services. This will potentially affect the following services:

• Action Housing (Arbor)- High Risk Offenders

• Action Housing (MISS) - Medium Intensity drug and alcohol users

• Riverside Centenary House - High Intensity drug and alcohol users

• Riverside - Young people at risk

• Derby Homes Milestone House - Homeless shelter, Single Point of Entry

• Refuge - Domestic Violence Refuge

HRS plays an important role in promoting links between health, housing, probation,

social care, the police and other participants for the planning and delivery of services

for vulnerable people. The following changes are being proposed for the remaining HRS programmes:

  • Derby Homes continues to support the delivery of the service provided by

Refuge, Milestone House and the Single Point of Entry. This would be as part

of their Housing Options offer.

  • By April 2017, Public Health will take over the funding of Centenary House,

which will allow it to focus more on supporting people with complex alcohol

and mental health issues.

  • By April 2017, the Council will cease to fund the following two contracts:
  1. Action Housing High Risk Offenders
  2. Riverside Young People

The consultation will run until 18 January 2017, please participate and encourage others to participate through the online survey by following either of the links below:

http://www.derby.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations/your-city-your-say-latest-consultations/

http://www.derby.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations/your-city-your-say-latest-consultations/housing-related-support/

For further information please contact Adrian McNaney, Telephone: 01332 642752, adrian.mcnaney@derby.gov.uk