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Promoting Ordinary Housing The Role Of The Voluntary Sector

Promoting Ordinary Housing The Role Of The Voluntary Sector Focus onÉ Promoting Ordinary Housing: The Role Of The Voluntary Sector Deborah Davidson Service Development Consultant, CMHSD Funding and service design Promoting ordinary housing Funding for voluntary organisations has traditionally In December 1998, the then new government been tenuous, short-term and for innovation, rather published Supporting People as part of its underlying than building on existing, effective services. As a commitment to rebuild the welfare system around result, services often transmute their appearance work (for those who can) and security (for those who several times over a decade. This causes organisations cannot). It proposed replacing the current complex a multitude of difficulties and can impact on their funding arrangements for supported housing by underlying role as user advocates. bringing together various funding streams into one Changes in funding supported accommodation pool that would be managed and administered by have taken place several times over the last 20 years, local authority housing departments in conjunction with little significant impact on the design and with social services and probation. delivery of services. Form has followed funding, The monies would be for assessed ‘housing rather than function, and has taken little account of management support’ to sustain people’s tenancies, people’s needs or http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Promoting Ordinary Housing The Role Of The Voluntary Sector

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 5 (1): 3 – Mar 1, 2000

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Emerald Publishing
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200000007
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Focus onÉ Promoting Ordinary Housing: The Role Of The Voluntary Sector Deborah Davidson Service Development Consultant, CMHSD Funding and service design Promoting ordinary housing Funding for voluntary organisations has traditionally In December 1998, the then new government been tenuous, short-term and for innovation, rather published Supporting People as part of its underlying than building on existing, effective services. As a commitment to rebuild the welfare system around result, services often transmute their appearance work (for those who can) and security (for those who several times over a decade. This causes organisations cannot). It proposed replacing the current complex a multitude of difficulties and can impact on their funding arrangements for supported housing by underlying role as user advocates. bringing together various funding streams into one Changes in funding supported accommodation pool that would be managed and administered by have taken place several times over the last 20 years, local authority housing departments in conjunction with little significant impact on the design and with social services and probation. delivery of services. Form has followed funding, The monies would be for assessed ‘housing rather than function, and has taken little account of management support’ to sustain people’s tenancies, people’s needs or

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Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 2000

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