Housing Related Support: Resident Engagement
Housing Related Support
On 29 June, the council's cabinet noted the council's preferred position that the Housing Related Support (HRS) service be ended on 31 March 2022. The main reason for this is that the needs the HRS service was originally designed to meet now significantly overlap with the tenant support services offered by landlords and other forms of support available in the community.
Between now and March 2022 we will be working with residents, the council's adult social care teams and other key stakeholders to ensure that residents' needs will continue to be met once the service ends.
We will be contacting all affected residents. In the meantime, if you believe you are affected by these proposals, please contact email email@example.com with 'Housing Related Support' in the message heading, or telephone 0300 456 0100 and ask for 'Adults Commissioning: Housing Related Support'.
We will publish more information here as the work develops.
You can find a copy of the recommendations on the Agenda Cabinet - Tuesday 29 June 2021 10.00 am page. To access the paper, click on the PDF icon for 'agenda reports pack', then scroll down to 'Housing Related Support'
Housing Related Support Survey
This survey is only applicable to residents at our sheltered housing sites.
All residents at our sheltered housing sites will receive the Housing Related Support Survey through the post. If you are a resident at one of our sheltered housing sites you can instead complete the housing related support online survey. The survey closed on Friday 20 August. We are now working through the responses and hope to provide residents with an update soon.
As we've mentioned in our letters and the survey you've been sent, the Housing Related Support service overlaps with other forms of support available in the community. The following links will help show you the community support that is available in your local area.
Wessex Community Action (WCA): Wiltshire Together: provides information about events, activities and volunteering opportunities across Wiltshire
Age UK: Join an older people's group: provides information on social activities and support near you based on your postcode
Your Care Your Support Wiltshire: provides a list of services to help you remain independent and details information about the adult care process in Wiltshire
Our Community Matters: an online noticeboard advertising local news and ideas for each of the 18 community areas across Wiltshire
If you would like to access a community group in your local area but need some support to do this, please contact your local community engagement manager, who will be happy to help you. You can find your local Community Engagement Manager's details on the Area Boards page.