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					Appendix A: Housing Strategy Action Plan
                                                                                                                                                    Resources               Resources               Resources
  Outcomes                                                      Action                                        Milestone           Team                                                                                     Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                                  Available 2004/5        Available 2005/6        Available 2006/7


The Housing Division will lead, support and work proactively on the sub-regional housing agendas

Homelessness: Provide advice and assistance to prevent homelessness and speedy appropriate assistance to homeless people

                                                                                                                                                  Existing GF resources,
     Reduce                                                                                                                  Housing Needs &
                              Continue to implement the Homelessness Strategy                                  Review                                £100,000 ODPM        £46k ODPM             £46k ODPM        Community Plan /
  homelessness                                                                                                              Strategy Team (with
                            incorporating recommendations from the IDEA Beacon                                annually to                          Homlessness grant; Homelessness Grant & Homelessness Grant & SSHH portfolio plan /
against three main                                                                                                             Homelessness
                                            Authority Peer Review.                                             2007/08                             £16,000 LPSA pump Existing GF resources Existing GF resources Housing Strategy
     causes                                                                                                                       Forum)
                                                                                                                                                     primping funding

 Provide fast and
                        Continue to work on PSA target to increase the proportion of
   appropriate                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
                         homelessness applications on which the authority makes a                            81% by March    Homeless Persons  £30K PSA funding
  assistance to                                                                                                                                                           Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
                          decision and issues written notification within 33 working                            2005               Unit       Existing GF resources
    homeless                                                                                                                                                                                                             Housing Strategy
                                     days. Targets achieved in 2003.
   households
                                                                                                                                                  Existing GF resources,
                                                                                                                                                     £100,000 ODPM        £46k ODPM             £46k ODPM        Community Plan /
    Prevent                                                                                                 October 2004 and Housing Needs and
                                  Introduce an in-house Housing Advice Service                                                                     Homlessness grant; Homelessness Grant & Homelessness Grant & SSHH portfolio plan /
  homelessness                                                                                                 continuing     Housing Advice
                                                                                                                                                   £16,000 LPSA pump Existing GF resources Existing GF resources Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                                                     primping funding

                                                                                                                                                  Existing GF resources,
                                                                                                                                                     £100,000 ODPM        £46k ODPM             £46k ODPM        Community Plan /
    Prevent                Introduce Tenancy Intervention service to negotiate with                         October 2004 and Housing Needs and
                                                                                                                                                   Homlessness grant; Homelessness Grant & Homelessness Grant & SSHH portfolio plan /
  homelessness                landlords and prevent evictions and homelessness                                 continuing     Housing Advice
                                                                                                                                                   £16,000 LPSA pump Existing GF resources Existing GF resources Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                                                     primping funding

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Community Plan /
                                                                                                                       Existing GF resources,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SSHH & CYP
                        In 2003/04 we introduced a mediation service for 16/17 year                                       £100,000 ODPM        £46k ODPM             £46k ODPM
    Prevent                                                                         Extend by spring Housing Needs and                                                                                                     portfolio plans /
                         olds. We will extend this scheme to homeless applicants                                        Homlessness grant; Homelessness Grant & Homelessness Grant &
  homelessness                                                                           2005         Housing Advice                                                                                                      Housing Strategy
                                     being evicted by family or friends                                                 £16,000 LPSA pump Existing GF resources Existing GF resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Community safety
                                                                                                                          primping funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 plan

                        Establish a Homelessness Forum including RSLs, voluntary
   Co-ordinate                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
                        and statutory agencies, to ensure a co-ordinated approach Establish by pring
   approach to                                                                                                                Housing Needs       Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
                           homelessness and to address the full range of issues         2005
  homelessness                                                                                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy
                                   affecting homeless people in Bromley.




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                                                                                                                                                      Resources               Resources               Resources
   Outcomes                                                      Action                                      Milestone             Team                                                                                      Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                                    Available 2004/5        Available 2005/6        Available 2006/7
 Meet our duties
     under the            Maintain zero use of B&B for families and pregnant women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
  Homelessness             (except in emergencies - for no more than 6 weeks) The                            February 2004                          GF funding increased
                                                                                                                               Housing Needs                                Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
   (Suitability of        Government target to reduce this to zero by April 2004 was                         and continuing                           by £60k in 04/05
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy
 Accommodation)                          achieved in February 2004.
    Order 2003

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
Maintain low levels        Undertake a street count of rough sleepers and work with                                                                                                                                       SSHH portfolio plan /
of rough sleeping in        partners to ensure that the number of rough sleepers                              Spring 2005      Housing Needs        Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources Housing Strategy/
    the borough                                remains below 5                                                                                                                                                             Community Safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Plan

 Maximise use of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
     available             Complete 92.5% of nominations to RSLs within 5 working
                                                                                                               2004/5 *       Allocations Team      Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
 accommodation                      days and 80% within 3 working days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy
  within borough
 Maximise use of
                         Review public information about affordable housing in                                                                                                                                             Community Plan /
     available                                                                                                                Housing Strategy &
                         Bromley to ensure that people are able to make informed                             Spring 2005                         Existing GF resources      Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
 accommodation                                                                                                                 Allocations Team
                         choices.                                                                                                                                                                                          Housing Strategy
  within borough
 Maximise use of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
     available           Work in partnership to provide a net increase of at least 90
                                                                                                               2004/5 *       Housing Initiatives   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
 accommodation           units through the Housing Association Leasing Scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy
  within borough
 Maximise use of
                          Maximise the use of private rented accommodation to meet                            Introduce                                                                                                    Community Plan /
     available
                           housing need by introducing rent deposit guarantee and                            schemes by        Housing Needs        Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
 accommodation
                                           direct letting schemes                                            October 2004                                                                                                  Housing Strategy
  within borough

                         Working with 200 private landlords. New target to place 100                                                                                                                                       Community Plan /
Maximise housing                                                                     100 households
                           households in the private sector through the Landlord                                              Housing Initiatives   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
    options                                                                            in 2004/5 *
                                   Incentive and Direct Lettings schemes                                                                                                                                                   Housing Strategy

                          Enable 10 households to move to other parts of the country                                                                                                                                       Community Plan /
Maximise housing
                          through the ‘New Home New Start’ initiative. 9 households                            2004/5 *       Housing Initiatives   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
    options
                                           moved during 2003/04.                                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Community Plan /
Maximise housing          Encourage 12 underoccupiers in social housing to move to
                                                                                                               2004/5 *       Housing Initiatives   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources   Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
    options                  smaller units. 11 underoccupiers moved in 2003/04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy




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                                                                                                                                                Resources                 Resources                 Resources
  Outcomes                                                      Action                                      Milestone          Team                                                                                            Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                              Available 2004/5          Available 2005/6          Available 2006/7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Community Plan /
                           Reduce homelessness as a result of domestic violence.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               SSHH & CYP
                          Continue to build on success of the Sanctuary scheme, to                                                                 ODPM               ODPM               ODPM
Maximise housing                                                                                                                                                                                                              portfolio plans /
                            assist households experiencing Domestic Violence to                              2004/5 *     Housing Initiatives Homelessness grant Homelessness grant Homelessness grant
    options                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Housing Strategy
                           remain in their homes. 27 households were assisted in                                                                   £10,00             £10,01             £10,02                              Community safety
                                       2003/04 Target for 04/05 is 30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    plan

                        Work with Resources Directorate and Housing Benefit                                                Housing Needs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Community Plan /
   Prevent              Contractor to improve Housing Benefit service to vulnerable                         2004/5 and       Client Unit
                                                                                                                                             Existing GF resources      Existing GF resources     Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
 homelessness           people and therefore reduce the number of evictions and                              ongoing         Resources
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Housing Strategy
                        problems caused by Housing Benefit arears.                                                           Directorate

                                                                                                                           Housing Needs,
                        Maximise the use of Housing Benefit staff located within                                                                                                                                         Community Plan /
   Prevent                                                                                                  2004/5 and       Client Unit
                        Housing in order to ensure that applications are dealt with                                                          Existing GF resources      Existing GF resources     Existing GF resources SSHH portfolio plan /
 homelessness                                                                                                ongoing         Resources
                        swiftly and contribute to the reduction in homelessness.                                                                                                                                         Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                             Directorate

                                                                                                                           Housing Needs,
                        Ensure that Housing Benefit maximise the use of                                                                      Existing GF resources - Existing GF resources - Existing GF resources - Community Plan /
   Prevent                                                                                                  2004/5 and       Client Unit
                        discretionary hardship payments in order to prevent                                                                  risk that this budget will risk that this budget will risk that this budget will SSHH portfolio plan /
 homelessness                                                                                                ongoing         Resources
                        homelessness                                                                                                          be reduced if not used be reduced if not used be reduced if not used             Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                             Directorate

Vulnerable People: Ensure access to appropriate housing and housing support services
Increase supply of                                                                                                                           On ADP reserve list        On ADP reserve list
                    Progress the development of a supported housing scheme
    supported                                                                                                             Development Team                                                                                  Teenage Pregnancy
                   for pregnant teenagers. Once capital funding is secure work                                                                 for funding.        for funding.
accommodation to                                                                                             2004/05         / SP Team                                                                      n/a                Strategy / SP
                   with RSL / provider on service specification and ensure that                                                            Revenue via savings Revenue via savings
  meet identified                                                                                                                 .                                                                                               strategy
                                  long term revenue is identified                                                                                 in SP budget              in SP budget
  support needs
Increase supply of         Ensure development of an initial accommodation unit for
                                                                                                                          Development Team Pipeline funding in   Pipeline funding in
    supported             young people is completed on time, work with provider on
                                                                                                            Complete by    and Supporting SP budget + shortfall SP budget + shortfall                                         SP Strategy, CYP
accommodation to            ensuring that service provided is in according with the                                                                                                                         n/a
                                                                                                            spring 2005    People Team &    to be funded via      to be funded via                                              portfolio plan
  meet identified         specification. Identify savings in SP budget to ensure that
                                                                                                                                HRT       savings in SP budget savings in SP budget
  support needs                          sufficient revenue is available.

 Deliver improved
    support to
                  Undertake comprehensive reviews of all Supporting People Programme of                                                                                                                                      Housing Strategy,
vulnerable people                                                                             Supporting People
                  services and implement service changes that arise by April reviews to March                                                   SP admin grant            SP admin grant             To be identified        Supporting People
   through the                                                                                     Team
                                           2006                                    2006                                                                                                                                          Strategy
Supporting People
   programme

Increase supply of
    supported              Secure additional funding for supported housing units for                                                                                                               ADP funding bid for Housing Strategy SP
                                                                                                                              SP Team,
accommodation to            young people in order to reduce the use of temporary                             2006/07                                    0                          0              capital, Revenue to be Strategy, CYP
                                                                                                                          Development Team
  meet identified                              accommodation.                                                                                                                                             identified      portfolio plan
  support needs




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                                                                                                                                                 Resources           Resources                Resources
   Outcomes                                                      Action                                      Milestone         Team                                                                                  Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                               Available 2004/5    Available 2005/6         Available 2006/7

Increase supply of                                                                                                                                                                                                 Housing Strategy,
    supported      Work in partnership with PCT, Oxleas Trust and the DAT Co-                                              SP Team & PCT,                                                                          Supporting People
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Strategy , Drug &
accommodation to ordinator to develop supported housing services for people                                   2005/07      Oxleas, DAT co-             0               To be identified       To be identified
  meet identified                who misuse Drugs and alcohol.                                                                ordinator                                                                            alcohol strategies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bromley PCT
  support needs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Business Plan
Increase supply of                                                                                                                                                                                                Housing Strategy SP
                                                                                                                             Development                           Funding to be achieved Funding to be achieved
    supported                As part of the Council's Residential Home reprovision                                                                                                                                  Strategy, SCHH
                                                                                                                             Team, Social                          via cross subsidy from via cross subsidy from
accommodation to          project develop 15 - 20 additional Extra Care units for older                       2005/07                                  0                                                             portfolio plan,
                                                                                                                            Services Older                          utilisation of council utilisation of council
  meet identified                                    people.                                                                                                                                                          Bromley PCT
                                                                                                                           Peoples Division                                   sites                  sites
  support needs                                                                                                                                                                                                      Business Plan

 Deliver improved
    support to            Work with Children and Families Division to provide joined
                                                                                                                             SP Team &                                                                             Housing Strategy SP
vulnerable people          up services to 16/17 year old homeless young people and                                                          Reconfigure existing Reconfigure existing           Existing GF
                                                                                                              2004/07          Housing                                                                               Strategy, CYP
   through the            families likely to be found intentionally homeless in order to                                                      GF resources         GF resources                  resources
                                                                                                                          Resettlement Team                                                                           portfolio plan
Supporting People              maximise the use of available supported housing.
   programme


                                                                                                                              SP Team,
                                                                                                                             Development
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Housing Strategy SP
      Promote                                                                                                                Team, Social
                      Work with RSLs, Bromley PCT, Social Services and the                                                                                                                                           Strategy, SCHH
 independence and                                                                                                           Services Older        Existing GF           Existing GF             Existing GF
                     voluntary sector to develop a long term housing strategy for                             2005/07                                                                                                 portfolio plan,
choice to vulnerable                                                                                                        Peoples Team,          resources             resources               resources
                                        older people in Bromley                                                                                                                                                       Bromley PCT
       people                                                                                                             Bromley Federation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Business Plan
                                                                                                                              of Housing
                                                                                                                             Associations


                                                                                                                             SP Team,
                                                                                                                              Housing                                                                              SCHH portfolio plan,
      Promote                                                                                                                                                                               Funding to be achieved
                     Implement the action plan resulting from Best Value Review                                            Development                                                                              Housing Strategy
 independence and                                                                                                                                                  Invest to save bid for        via savings in
                     of Supported Living Schemes for People with Learning                                     2005/07      Team, Social                0                                                           Valuing People, SP
choice to vulnerable                                                                                                                                                   LBB capital .         residential Placement
                     Disabilities                                                                                         Services & PCT                                                                            Strategy, Bromley
       people                                                                                                                                                                                       budget.
                                                                                                                             Learning                                                                              PCT Business Plan
                                                                                                                          Disability Team

 Deliver improved
    support to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   SCHH portfolio plan,
vulnerable people               Publish a five year Supporting People strategy and                                        Supporting People     Officer time, SP       SP grant to be           SP grant to be
                                                                                                             March 2005                                                                                             Housing Strategy ,
   through the                           implement associated action plan                                                 & Strategy Teams       admin grant            confirmed                confirmed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SP Strategy,
Supporting People
   programme




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                                                                                                                                                 Resources            Resources                Resources
   Outcomes                                                      Action                                      Milestone          Team                                                                                    Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                               Available 2004/5     Available 2005/6         Available 2006/7

Improve access to                                                                                                          Development Team
                    Establish a comprehensive register of adapted properties (in                                                                   Existing GF          Existing GF              Existing GF
housing for people                                                                                             Aug-04       & Environmental                                                                             Housing Strategy
                    the private and public sectors) for social renting and for sale                                                                 resources            resources                resources
  with disabilities                                                                                                             Services


Housing Supply: Make the best use of the available means to increase the supply of affordable housing to meet local needs

                         Through working closely with the Council's Planning
Increase the supply
                     Department maximise the opportunities for increasing the                                                                                                                                            UDP, Housing
    of affordable                                                                                                                               £984k payment in
                    supply of affordable housing through the affordable housing                               2004/5 *     Development Team                         £1.2m payment in lieu       To be identified      Strategy, Community
   housing in the                                                                                                                                     lieu
                    policy (Section 106).6 units completed in 2003/04. 188 units                                                                                                                                      Plan, SCHH portfolio
      borough
                                            to start on site

Increase the supply
                     Appoint officer to ensure that the Council maximises the                                               Planning Team,                                                                               UDP, Housing
    of affordable                                                                                                                           £30k from Planning       £15k from Planning
                    potential for increasing affordable housing through Section                               2004/05           Housing                                                         To be identified      Strategy, Community
   housing in the                                                                                                                                                    Development Grant
                                                 106.                                                                      Development Team Development Grant                                                         Plan, SCHH portfolio
      borough


Increase the supply
                             Review the performance and contribution of shortlisted                                         Planning Team,                                                                               UDP, Housing
    of affordable                                                                                                                                                                                Existing GF
                             RSLs towards achieving increased affordable housing                                2007            Housing                 0                     0                                       Strategy, Community
   housing in the                                                                                                                                                                                 resources
                                       through Section 106 agreements                                                      Development Team                                                                           Plan, SCHH portfolio
      borough


                          Use sub-regional working groups to influence the Housing                                                                                                                                    South East Housing
   Reduce over-                                                                                                            Development Team
                         Corporation to include the development of larger units in the                        2005/07                                   0                     0                      ADP              Partnership strategy ,
     crowding                                                                                                                & Sub Region
                                             future award of ADP                                                                                                                                                       Housing Strategy


Increase the supply
                                                                                                                                                £984k payment in
    of affordable   Plan to develop new units reflecting the profile of bed sizes                                                                                 £1.2m payment in lieu,                              SCHH portfolio plan,
                                                                                                              2004/5 *     Development Team        lieu, ADP,                                     Bid for ADP
   housing in the      required. Complete 403 new homes for social renting                                                                                                ADP                                          Housing Strategy
      borough                                                                                                                                  Transitional LASHG

Increase the supply                                                                                                         Housing Needs,
                    Set up a Private Landlords Forum to promote good practice
    of affordable                                                                                            2004/05 and    Housing Benefit                                                                            Housing Strategy,
                     and to facilitate and improve work with Housing Benefit.                                                                  Existing resources    Existing resources      Existing resources
   housing in the                                                                                              ongoing     and Environmental                                                                           community plan,
                             Regular newsletter distribued to landlords
      borough                                                                                                                  Services


Increase the supply
    of affordable          Bid for capital fund from the Council to develop affordable                                                           £.5m from LBB      Bid for additional £6m   Bid for additional £6m     Community Plan,
                                                                                                              2004/07      Development Team
   housing in the                                  housing units                                                                                   capital fund       from capital fund        from capital fund        Housing Strategy
      borough




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                                                                                                                                                Resources            Resources               Resources
  Outcomes                                                       Action                                      Milestone          Team                                                                              Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                              Available 2004/5     Available 2005/6        Available 2006/7

Increase the supply          Bring 230 empty properties back into use. 254 empty                                                                                                                                  Community Plan,
                                                                                                                                              Part of £4m to South Part of £4m to South
    of affordable          properties were brought back into use and made available                                                                                                                               Housing Strategy,
                                                                                                               2004/5 *    Development Team    East Sub Region      East Sub Region          To be identified
   housing in the           for letting to the Council during 2003/04. Provide a loan                                                                                                                              Empty Property
      borough                   fund , available to owners of unfit private property                                                                2004/06              2004/06                                      Strategy

Increase the supply                                                                                                                                                                                               Community Plan,
                                                                                                                           Development Team
    of affordable   Implement Compulsory Leasing scheme when Housing Act                                                                                           Bid for pump priming                           Housing Strategy,
                                                                                                               2005/07      & Environmental            0                                     To be identified
   housing in the                         adopted                                                                                                                  to LBB Capital Fund                             Empty Property
                                                                                                                                Services
      borough                                                                                                                                                                                                         Strategy


Housing Conditions: Promote good housing conditions and energy efficiency in private and housing association properties

                           Undertake survey of RSLs position in relation to achieving
  Promote good                                                                                                                                                                                                    Community Plan,
                          the Decent Homes Standard, write and monitor Action Plan                            2004/05      Development Team      Officer Time          Officer Time           Officer Time
housing conditions                                                                                                                                                                                                Housing Strategy
                                          to ensure that this is met.

  Promote good             Monitor the progress of Housing Associations in Bromley                                                                                                                                Community Plan,
                                                                                                              Ongoing      Development Team      Officer Time          Officer Time           Officer Time
housing conditions             towards achieving the Decent Homes Standard                                                                                                                                        Housing Strategy

                                                                                                                                                Sub-regional         Sub-regional
  Promote good               The Council will implement an accreditation scheme for                                          Environmental     Housing Funding      Housing Funding                               Community Plan,
                                                                                                              2004/05                                                                        To be identified
housing conditions              private landlords devised by London authorities.                                               Services         amount to be         amount to be                                 Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                                                  confirmed            confirmed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Community Plan,
                           Achieve the Council's PSA target for improving domestic                                                                                  Bid for £10k capital
  Promote good                                                                                               2004/05 and     Environmental                                                 PSA reward expected    Housing Strategy,
                             energy efficiency. Increases of 1.5% and 3.7% were                                                                PSA funding £30k      funding to sustain
housing conditions                                                                                             ongoing         Services                                                     to continue funding    Home Energy
                                      achieved in 2002/03 and 2003/04.                                                                                                    scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Conservation Act


                   Continue to support the Warm and Wise scheme which has                                                  LBB Environmental                                                                      Community Plan,
                                                                                                                                              £198k pump priming
  Promote good     assisted 119Bromley residents to access discounted energy                                 2004/05 and    Services leading                                                                      Housing Strategy,
                                                                                                                                                & private sector       Self funding            Self funding
housing conditions efficient boilers. Began 2001 and will continue for up to 20                                ongoing      consortium of 5                                                                        Home Energy
                                             years.                                                                        London authorities  funding of £24.5k                                                  Conservation Act


                   The Health Through Warmth hospital discharge scheme has
                       paid for training of Social Services and PCT staff to                                                                                                                                      Community Plan,
  Promote good       recognise when to refer clients to the scheme. Hardship                                 2004/05 and     Environmental       Private sector       Private sector         Private sector       Housing Strategy,
housing conditions      fund established for clients who are not eligible for                                  ongoing         Services             funding              funding                funding            Home Energy
                      assistance under any other grant scheme or who need                                                                                                                                         Conservation Act
                                          emergency help.

                         Environmental Services to use powers to improve
  Promote good                                                                                               2004/05 and     Environmental                                                                        Community Plan,
                   private sector accommodation Inspections of B&Bs                                                                               Officer time         Officer time            Officer time
housing conditions                                                                                             ongoing         Services                                                                           Housing Strategy
                         and of Houses in multiple occupancy




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                                                                                                                                                        Resources             Resources             Resources
   Outcomes                                                      Action                                        Milestone               Team                                                                             Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                                      Available 2004/5      Available 2005/6      Available 2006/7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Community Plan,
Balanced and Sustainable Communities: Work with partners to achieve balanced communities that people want to live in                                                                                                   Housing Strategy

                                                                                                               Multi agency
Increase Choice for          Investigate and develop means to increase choice for
                                                                                                             working group will                                                                                        Community Plan,
 Housing Register          applicants, including a process for multiple nominations to                                            Allocations Team       Officer Time          Officer Time         Officer Time
                                                                                                             be established in                                                                                         Housing Strategy
     Applicants                                  RSL properties
                                                                                                              October 2004

Increase Choice for                                                                                               Rolling
                                Update applicants annually on housing options and                                                                                                                                      Community Plan,
 Housing Register                                                                                            programme from       Allocations Team       Officer Time          Officer Time         Officer Time
                                             prospects for re-housing                                                                                                                                                  Housing Strategy
     Applicants                                                                                               February 2004

Increase Choice for Facilitate the participation of general needs households in
                                                                                                                                                        ADP £858k for         ADP £858k for                            Community Plan,
 Housing Register home ownership schemes including Homebuy and Shared                                            2004/5 *         Development Team                                                     ADP bid
                                                                                                                                                          2004/06               2004/07                                Housing Strategy
     Applicants               Ownership. 18 units planned in 2004/05


Increase Choice for                                                                                                                                    £1m ADP for for       £1m ADP for for
                               Facilitate the provision of Home Ownership to Key                                                                                                                                       Community Plan,
 Housing Register                                                                                                2004/5 *         Development Team    rent £903k for sale   rent £903k for sale        ADP bid
                                    Workers. 22 new units planned in 2004/05                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy
     Applicants                                                                                                                                          over 2004/06          over 2004/07

Support balanced
 communities and Ensure that nominations made to RSLs are sensitive to local                                    2004/07 &                                                                                              Community Plan,
                                                                                                                                  Allocations Team       Officer Time          Officer Time         Officer Time
improve quality of             lettings policy wherever possible                                                 ongoing                                                                                               Housing Strategy
      life

Support balanced
                   Support the completion of the comprehensive
 communities and                                                                                                                                      ODPM regeneration                                                Community Plan,
                   regeneration of the Ramsden estate by working with                                            2004/07          Development Team                            To be identified      To be identified
improve quality of                                                                                                                                          fund                                                       Housing Strategy
      life         provider to secure capital funding for Phase 3.

Support balanced                                                                                                                                                                                                       Community Plan,
                   Work collaboratively with the Multi Agency Racial and
 communities and                                                                                                                                                                                                       Housing Strategy
                   Homophic Incidents panel and the Multi Agency Public                                          2004/07           Housing Division      Officer Time          Officer Time         Officer Time
improve quality of                                                                                                                                                                                                     Community Safety
      life         Protection Panels.                                                                                                                                                                                       Plan
Support balanced                                                                                                                                                                                                       Community Plan,
 communities and         Support the work of Crime and Safety Partnership in                                                                                                                                           Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                 2004/07           Housing Division      Officer Time          Officer Time         Officer Time
improve quality of       addressing anti-social behaviour                                                                                                                                                              Community Safety
      life                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plan
Support balanced
                         Ensure that RSLs are aware of the housing needs
 communities and                                                                                                2004/07 &                                                                                              Community Plan,
                         profile in order to ensure that the design of new                                                         Housing Division      Officer Time          Officer Time         Officer Time
improve quality of                                                                                               ongoing                                                                                               Housing Strategy
      life               developments encourages sustainability




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                                                                                                                                                    Resources          Resources           Resources
   Outcomes                                                       Action                                      Milestone          Team                                                                       Strategic Fit
                                                                                                                                                  Available 2004/5   Available 2005/6    Available 2006/7

                          Ensure that developers of section 106 sites are aware
Enhance quality of                                                                                                           Development
                   of sustainability issues and that wherever practical                                       2004/07 &                                                                                      UDP, Housing
 life and promote                                                                                                           Team, Planning          Officer Time        Officer Time       Officer Time
                   within the layout of site that fully accessible wheelchair                                  ongoing                                                                                         Strategy
   independence                                                                                                                 Team
                          units are included in plans.


Customer Service: Ensure excellent standards of customer service and that all groups of people are treated fairly in the provision of our housing services.


                                                                                                                                                                                                             Race Equality
Promote fair access    Work with key stakeholders to establish and progress
                                                                                                                                                   Within existing     Within existing    Within existing      Standard,
   to housing and   actions arising from the BME Housing Seminar and Working                                  from Oct 04    Strategy Team
                                                                                                                                                    resources           resources          resources        Community Plan,
  related services                             Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Housing Strategy



Promote fair access Ensure that all public information is written in plain English
                                                                                                                                                   Within existing     Within existing    Within existing   Community Plan,
   to housing and     and is readily available in appropriate languages and                                    Ongoing       Strategy Team
                                                                                                                                                    resources           resources          resources        Housing Strategy
  related services                             formats.


                                                                                                                            Housing Initiatives
Promote fair access Undertake a comprehensive survey of at least 200
                                                                                                              September      and Temporary         Within existing     Within existing    Within existing
   to housing and   households in temporary accommodation to gather                                                                                                                                         Housing Strategy
                                                                                                                2004         Accommodation          resources           resources          resources
  related services information about ease of accessing services.
                                                                                                                                 Teams

Promote fair access
                                 All teams within Housing Division to take part in the                                                             Within existing     Within existing    Within existing
   to housing and                                                                                              2004/06          SP Team                                                                     Housing Strategy
                                       Council's Customer Service Programme                                                                         resources           resources          resources
  related services


  * targets will be
reviewed annually.




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