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Single Persons Housing Project and Tenancy Sustainment Officer

Working with both People and Landlords in the Staffs Moorlands.

Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Housing Advice Team and Adullam Housing Association are working together to provide a service to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Key Objectives:

1) To help prevent homelessness through timely support and assistance.

2) Increase access to affordable accommodation.

3) Help to sustain Tenancies.

 

Services Provided:

  • Mediation with parents/relatives/existing accommodation providers to explore opportunities to remain at home or move in a way that is planned and prepared.
  • Signposting/referral to other organisations for specific support needs. In the case of under 18's, Social services joint working.
  • Pre-Tenancy training through small workshops or on a 1 to 1 basis, around tenancy responsibilities.  Which covers topics such as:

                - What a Landlord is looking for from a tenant.

                - The practicalities, such as reading meters, setting up utility bills, etc

                - Explaining Tenancy Agreements

                - Affordability

                - Budgeting

  • Assistance with completing benefit forms on-line, advice on budgeting etc
  • Assistance in finding affordable accommodation, especially in Private rented properties.
  • Rent Deposit Bond Scheme.
  • Supporting tenancies created, liasing with Landlords; supporting tenants to develop independent living skills and helping to resolve any problems.

Referral Process:

Referrals to the project can be made directly to the Project worker; through the Housing Advice Team; via Agencies or Self-referrals.

Contact Details:

Suzie Noble

Based at: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council,

                Housing Services

                Moorlands House

                Stockwell Street

                Leek

                ST13 6HQ

Tel: 01538 395400 Ext: 4112

Mobile: 07584408019

E-mail: snoble@adullam.org.uk

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This website is for :  people looking for private rented accommodation and landlords with accomodation to offer in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

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