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.