APPENDIX 3: GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Adult Services New name for part of the County Council Social Services
departments that deal with services relating to adults.
Affordable Housing Housing provided with subsidy for people who are unable
to resolve their housing need in the local housing market
because of the relationship between housing costs and
incomes. It is available at less than minimum market
price and can include home ownership options and sub-
AHL Atlantic Housing Limited. Partner RSL formerly known as
Eastleigh Housing Association. The Council’s housing
was transferred to AHL in 1996. Part of the Sappling
BME Black Minority Ethnic groups
Brownfield A site previously developed for industrial, commercial or
CAB Citizens Advice Bureau.
CDFI Community Development Finance Initiative.
Compass Customer Oriented Management of Processes, Access
Services and Support.
Connexions Service for young people.
Decent Homes The Government has created a set of criteria that
determines whether a dwelling is considered “decent”.
The home must be free of major hazards, be in a
reasonable state of repair, have reasonably modern
services and facilities and provide a reasonable degree of
DCA David Couttie Associates.
DFG Disabled Facilities Grant. This is a grant to enable
disabled people to have adaptations carried out to their
homes. The amount of grant is subject to a test of the
EAST AHL Floating Support Service.
EBC Eastleigh Borough Council.
Eco Homes Building Research Establishment rating for environmental
ECS Eastleigh Community Services.
ESP Eastleigh Strategic Partnership. Organisations across
sectors working in partnership to achieve common goals
locally. Lead role in producing Community Strategy.
Fuel poverty Considered to exist when more than 10% of income is
spent on heating.
GOSE Government Office for the South East. Regional
operations for ten central Government departments
HECA Home Energy Conservation Act.
HIA Home Improvement Agency.
HCS House Condition Survey. An independent survey of the
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condition of the Borough's housing in 2004.
Housing Act 2004 Provides Councils with specific guidance and statutory
powers to intervene and regulate housing issues.
HMA Housing Market Assessment.
HHSRS Housing, Health and Safety Rating System.
HMOs Houses in Multiple Occupation. A dwelling that is
occupied by more than one household.
Housing Corporation A non departmental public body established in 1964 to
register, regulate and fund Registered Social Landlord’s.
Sponsored by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Keyworker Someone who lives or works in Eastleigh Borough who is
employed in a post that provides an essential public
service to the wider community.
LA Local Authority.
LAA Local Area Agreements made between Government and
local public sector organisations on priorities and delivery
LCHO General term covering shared ownership schemes.
LIT Local Implementation Team. Multi agency teams usually
led by the Health Trust and Adult Services. There are LIT
groups for various client groups including older people.
LPSA2 Local Public Service Agreement. A voluntary agreement
negotiated between local authority and Government. In
this example the agreement refers to the County
LSVT Large Scale Voluntary Transfer.
Market housing Housing available for purchase on the open market and at
Mixed tenure An area of housing consisting of a mix of different tenures
normally social rented housing and market housing.
Move UK National and employment mobility scheme supported by
NAHP National Affordable Housing Programme 2006-2008.
Agreed with the Deputy Prime Minister forming the annual
cash limit and agreed development programme.
ODPM Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
OT Occupational Therapist.
PUSH Partnership for Urban South Hampshire.
PPG3 Planning Policy Guidance 3 on housing matters.
RSL Registered Social Landlords registered with the Housing
Race Impact Assessment Carried out to ensure that the Council complies with its
duties under the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000.
Regional Housing Board Established by Government to develop regional housing
strategies and to advise on funding. Locally work with the
South East RHB.
Regional Spatial Strategy Replacing the Regional Planning Guidance led by the
Regional Assembly. Sets out a vision for the region
through to 2026 addressing housing, transport, economy
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and the environment.
SAP Rating This is a Government specified energy rating for a
dwelling. It is based on the calculated annual energy cost
for space and water heating. The calculation assumes a
standard occupancy pattern derived from the measured
floor area so that the size of the dwelling does not
strongly affect the result, which is expressed on a 1 to 120
scale. The higher the number the better the standard.
Sensory Services Services for people with sight or hearing impairment.
S106 Agreement Agreement relating to the development of land under
S106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. A
binding agreement between the Council and developer
used to secure financial and affordable housing
Shared Ownership New or existing property sold on a part rent and part sale
basis. The owner buys a percentage of the property
funded by a mortgage and/or savings. The remaining
percentage is generally owned by a RSL that may charge
Shecane Southern Home Energy Conservation Action Network.
SOLEEAC Solent Energy Efficiency Advice Centre.
SPD Supplementary Planning Document.
SPLA Southern Private Landlords Association.
SPOPF Southern Parishes Older Persons Forum.
Strategic sites Sites that are considered to have strategic importance
and have potential to meet significant housing need.
Supported Housing Schemes for people needing additional support or care
e.g. frail elderly, people with learning disabilities, young at
Supporting People (SP) Government grant administered by Hampshire County
Council locally. The grant is provided for support services
for vulnerable people to improve their quality of life and to
enable them to live independently.
Sustainable Communities Places where people want to live and work now and in the
future. They meet the diverse needs of existing and
future residents, are sensitive to the environment and
contribute to a high quality of life. They are safe and
inclusive, well planned, built and run, and offer equality of
opportunity and good services for all.
Sustainable Development Development balancing environmental, social and
economic needs without compromising the ability of future
generations to meet their needs.
SHS Swaythling Housing Society. Partner RSL. Part of the
Telecare Technology A range of devices such as alarm call systems and
sensors that assist vulnerable people to live
TCI Total Cost Indicators. Introduced by the Housing
Corporation to ensure properties were providing value for
money. No longer supported by the Housing Corporation
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– end March 2006.
Vulnerable People A person or group is vulnerable when support is required
to enable or promote independent living and safe and
active participation in the community.
WHG Winchester Housing Group. Partner RSL. Part of the A2
Windfall sites Sites that have not been identified in the Local Plan that
become available over the life of the plan.
Zone Agent RSL acting as a one stop shop for applicants for all NAHP
funded low cost home ownership products. Provides lists
of eligible applicants to developing RSL’s and markets the
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