Introducing HOMESin part V

We feel the necessity for & the imminence of change in the social housing sector. HOMESin is part of the leading edge of technological change in the sector that’s on the brink of paradigm shift. Change needs to happen & it needs to be supported by infrastructure that matches the nature of that change & is underpinned by a revised set of operational values.

We believe in the principles of Value Generation:

  • Outcomes for people
  • Cost benefit to the public purse
  • Wider social benefits

At its worst, this system operates as an expensive structure geared towards reducing public investment services to the sector; even if that’s not its intention. As a matter of routine, the system seeks the lowest (or nil) unit cost under the guise of “value for money” when it should be seeking Best Value, which is the outcome Value Generation. This is a challenge for commissioners, for whom the ability to effect structural change would be welcomed. HOMESin is an example of new thinking and better use of technology to effect cultural and values change, efficiencies and a better way of doing things.

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.