OUR SERVICES

WE OFFER INFORMATION, ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE ON HOMELESSNESS, HOUSING ALLOCATION AND SUPPORTED HOUSING. CHOOSING TO FOCUS ON THESE INTER-RELATED TOPICS, AFFORDS US AN EXCEPTIONAL EXPERTISE ON THESE MATTERS.

WE PROVIDE CONSULTANCY SERVICES ACROSS ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES. OUR WORK IS INFORMED BY AUTHORITATIVE SOURCES, SUCH AS STATUTE, PUBLIC POLICY, ACADEMIC RESEARCH, PLUS THE EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN HOMELESS, OR IN URGENT NEED OF HOUSING.

OUR APPROACH IS TO COLLABORATE WITH OUR CLIENTS, TO CO-PRODUCED THE OUTCOMES THEY ARE SEEKING.

WE ARE COMMONLY COMMISSIONED TO ASSIST WITH:

HOMELESSNESS
HOUSING ADVICE
APPLICATIONS FOR ASSISTANCE
ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANCE
INTERIM ACCOMMODATION
ASSESSMENTS AND PERSONALISED PLANS
DUTIES (PREVENTION, RELIEF, MAIN)
LOCAL CONNECTION REFERRAL
REVIEW OF DECISION
DISCHARGING FUNCTIONS, CO-OPERATION, AND DUTY TO REFER
HOMELESSNESS REVIEWS AND STRATEGIES
HOUSING ALLOCATION
HOUSING ALLOCATION POLICY
ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION FOR SOCIAL RENTED HOUSING
APPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL RENTED HOUSING
ALLOCATION SCHEMES
LETTINGS POLICIES
CO-OPERATION BETWEEN HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES
MUTUAL EXCHANGE
TENURE
TENANCY STRATEGY AND POLICY
SUPPORTED HOUSING
STRATEGIES AND PLANS
INVOLVEMENT FROM PEOPLE WHO USE SUPPORT SERVICES
OUTCOMES AND MONITORING
COMMISSIONING, PROCUREMENT AND TENDERING
FINANCES AND CHARGING
REVIEWS AND EVALUATION
ACCESS
ACCOMMODATION STANDARDS
STAFFING AND SUPPORT SERVICES
RULES, EXCLUSIONS AND EVICTIONS
MOVE-ON

WE HAVE A TRACK-RECORD OF WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED STATUTORY, SINGLE, STREET AND HIDDEN HOMELESSNESS.

WE HAVE A HISTORY OF FORMULATING HOUSING ALLOCATIONS AND LETTINGS SCHEMES FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES, HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS AND SUB-REGIONAL PARTNERSHIPS.

WE HAVE A BACKGROUND OF WORKING WITH COMMISSIONERS AND PROVIDERS OF HOUSING SUPPORT SERVICES, INCLUDING THE ‘HOUSING FIRST’ APPROACH’, PLUS THEORIES OF PSYCHOLOGICALLY INFORMED ENVIRONMENTS AND SERVICES.

WE HAVE AN UNRIVALLED UNDERSTANDING OF CONTRACTING OUT OF HOUSING ALLOCATION AND HOMELESSNESS FUNCTIONS, PROVIDING ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE TO BOTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT PURCHASERS AND SERVICE PROVIDER SUPPLIERS.

WE HAVE A UNIQUE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO BROKER PRIVATE FINANCE, FOR DEVELOPING NEW HOUSING OPTIONS AND TEMPOARY ACCOMMODATION.

WE HAVE WRITTEN NUMEROUS NON-STATUTORY GUIDES ON HOMLESSNESS LAW AND PRACTICE.