A simple modern solution
to a complex problem.
The idea was originally developed by a member of the HOMESin team Lee Parker, whilst working as a senior Local Authority commissioner. Due to the lack of a centralised system to identify appropriate housing for people with additional needs, Lee created a stripped down version of the HOMESin portal and identified that there were far more supported housing vacancies than anyone was aware of and the situation of long waiting lists and high voids started to be resolved.
A few years later and through 18 months of development working closely with all stakeholders, HOMESin is now ready to help house people well, and end voids quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
We should have everything covered here but please
get in touch if you have any further questions
Q. What are the subscription costs?
A. There aren’t any. It is free for Local Authorities to use and free for housing and care providers to list vacancies.
Q. How does HOMESin make its money?
A. A small success fee (equivalent to one weeks’ core rent) is taken from the housing and care providers only once a placement has been made.
Q. Will the costs go up?
A. No. Our pricing for supported living is fixed at the core rent and will not be increased.
Q. How quickly can I start using the system?
A. Very quickly! Just fill in this form and a member of our team will immediately set you up.
Q. Can we send HOMESin our data in bulk?
A. Absolutely. We can accept bulk data and will then create vacancy templates for you to complete.
Q. Is it easy to use?
A. Very! So much so that we don’t even expect you to need training, however if you do our dedicated support team will be available to assist.
Q. Do I need any special hardware or software
A. No, HOMESin is a web based portal, all you need is a an up-to-date browser. We recommend Chrome.
Q. Will providers be able to see other provider’s vacancy information?
A. No, housing and care providers can only see the information on their own properties. Local Authorities have the full view.
Q. Will HOMESin collect tenants personal data?
A. HOMESin will not be collecting the personal data of any tenants.
Q. How secure is our vacancy and care service data?
A. All data is kept securely on our server and backed up every 24 hours.
Q. How do I register?
A. It’s easy! Just fill in this form and a member of our team will immediately set you up.
Q. I am a housing/care provider. Do you need our bank details to take payment?
A. No. We will invoice at the end of each week to take any fees for successful placements.
What people are
saying about HOMESin
ANDREW VAN DOORN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, HACT
“Identifying and securing the right home is critical if we want to help people live in the community. HOMESin will quickly identify what is available, enabling people to move on to the next stage of their independence.”
WESLEY STRAHAN-HUGHES, HEAD OF OPERATIONS, HCPA
“The outcomes for individuals, value for money opportunities and detailed management information potential is vital for all concerned and has been long-awaited.”
RAY MURPHY, JOINT COMMISSIONING MANAGER, ISLINGTON COUNCIL
“I am looking forward to making use of HOMESin to view the market in a way that has never been available before. The new information and market intelligence which HOMESin gathers will inform decision making and lead to better value for money for the Council and improved outcomes for the people that we support.”
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