Hertfordshire Supported Living

HOMESin were invited to Hertfordshire County Council’s ‘The Future of Adult Disability Accommodation’ event to present to housing and care partners.

Hertfordshire is one of the first Local Authorities to use HOMESin and it was a great opportunity to reaffirm all of the benefits of using the system to providers and receive positive feedback in the ‘speed dating’ activity towards the end of the session.

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HOMESin included in HCC’s “Three Work Streams”

The event was really well structured and well attended and demonstrated Hertfordshire’s continued commitment to partnership working and innovation.

Our strong relationship continues next month with HOMESin sponsoring an award at the Hertfordshire Care Awards night at Knebworth Barns.

About HOMESin

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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.