New Housing

Setting up new Supported Housing

New supported housing may need to be set up where the existing market lacks capacity in services which are suitable to meet the needs of the people being referred. In these cases, the only viable option is to have a service set up by creating accommodation specifically to meet their needs. This may include:

 

  • Securing a property in a specific location in order to access an existing support network, or local facilities such as a day centre, college or sports club.
  • Securing or developing a property which has certain features such as wheelchair accessibility, a wet room, hoists or other integrated occupational therapy equipment that is not available in the general needs sector.
  • Securing a certain size of property so that an established group of people can live together.
  • Developing a service that contains a number of self-contained units and facilities for staff.
  • Securing a property that is in a sufficiently quiet area, or where a tenant may display challenging behaviours without affecting neighbours.

Please contact EHSL on 0161 919 3126 to discuss how we can assist you to set up new accommodation

How does it work?

EHSL requires a referral form to be completed so that we can fully understand the needs of the person for whom accommodation is required. We also need to understand the following:

  • What level of care is required?
  • What features does the property need to have?
  • What services need to be provided (i.e. gardening, communal cleaning, furniture/equipment provision)
  • Can the accommodation required be offered at an appropriate rent level?
  • Does the proposal have the approval of the social care department?
  • What are the financial circumstances of the person living in the property?
  • Does EHSL have existing accommodation that might be suitable?
  • Do any other providers have existing accommodation that might be suitable?
  • Why are the alternatives considered to be unsuitable?
  • How long with the accommodation be required for?
  • Are there any factors that might affect EHSL’s ability to secure accommodation? I.e. the search area, the type of property required, the availability of the accommodation type
  • Is there a deadline, and what factors affect the deadline?

Once received, we can discuss the options in more detail and start a property search.

Download a referral form Download a referral form.

Property searches.

EHSL identifies suitable property by using a network of existing contacts, and websites such as Rightmove, Zoopla, OnTheMarket and Prime Location. We will also contact local letting agents and landlords who wish to acquire and lease property to us. If you have seen a property that you feel may be suitable, we will be willing to talk to the landlord.

Once a potentially suitable property is identified at which the landlord is willing to enter the arrangements required, we will arrange a viewing which you will be invited to.

 

Contact us to enquire about looking for a home

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