Introducing HOMESin part III

 

The HOMESin platform might sound like an obvious solution, whilst it is, it has been years in the making, and involved a wide range of organisations through its development phases.

The idea was originally developed by a senior Local Authority commissioner as a consequence of the lack of a centralised system to identify and refer people with additional needs, to appropriate housing.

How HOMESin will look and feel.

This commissioner was charged with identifying the actual number of supported housing vacancies for a particular client group in their Authority. After reviewing a myriad of different spreadsheets, pieces of paper, and what people just “had in their head”, they put together a stripped-down version of the HOMESin portal; it rapidly became clear that there were far more supported housing vacancies in that area than anyone was aware of and the situation of long waiting lists and high voids in that Authority started to be resolved.

The realisation was, that this confused, and wildly inaccurate, market view (and still exists in other Authorities today) was because key stakeholders didn’t have a common and transparent platform to collaborate with each other to identify appropriate housing to meet people’s needs.

They do now, it is called HOMESin.

About HOMESin

logo 150x47The 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.