Derventio - Smart Share & Smart Steps
Following government funding granted to Shropshire & Staffordshire County Councils; Cannock Chase Council are pleased to announce their partnership with Derventio Housing Trust.
What is SmartShare?
SmartShare provides shared accommodation with support for people based in Cannock Chase and surrounding areas who have a variety of needs. The support provided helps residents with their underlying problems and encourages them to improve their skills and make a positive contribution to their community.
Who is SmartShare for?
Single men and women usually 18yrs and over) who:
- Have spent time in temporary or unstable accommodation such as night shelters, hostel, bed & breakfast or who have other homelessness issues.
- Are in receipt of Housing Benefit or are eligible to claim
- Are willing to engage with staff on an agreed support plan
- Have low to medium support needs
The SmartShare Team work closely with specialist agencies to ensure that any drug, alcohol and mental health issues of the clients may have are addressed.
Who is SmartSteps for?
SmartSteps is like SmartShare but with an emphasis on people with higher support needs prison leavers and PPO's (priority and prolific offenders).
Support & Development
The shared, supportive environment of SmartShare and SmartSteps projects gives the residents the experience of living with others and helps them to build confidence and self-esteem.
The aim is to help their residents prepare to live successful indenpendant lives and achieve their personal objectives.
Each resident is assigned a support officer, who will work closely with them to identify their individual support needs. They then provide appropriate support, whether it be through developing life skills, support with addiction or help to rebuild and strenghten relationships.
The support team have developed strong links with other support agencies to which clients can be referred to ensure that they receive all the support that they need.
Learning & Skill Building
As well as housing and support the scheme offers a wide range of activities and learning opportunities to everyone who uses the service.
There are different training and skill-building sessions available throughout the year. People can take part in arts and crafts, woodworking, cycling, gardening and much more.
These opportunities are a key part of the overall support provided by Derventio. If you are interested in applying for the scheme please contact the Housing Options Team on 01543 462621
Please click this link for more details of what the Trust has to offer Derventio Housing
Derventio Housing Trust is a Community Interest Company (05886593) Registered in England & Wales. Register address 33 Boyer Street, Derby, DE22 3TB
Property Management Service
Are you a landlord with residential properties? If you decide to lease your property through us we will provide you with an excellent property management service. We are particularly interested in hearing from landlords with properties in the Cannock Chase area. If you are a landlord in this area, we would love to work with you to create more suitable housing for people who are vulnerable or on a low income.
We have worked with private landlords for 6 years and have developed and refined the service we offer based on our close working relationships. Our excellent property management service includes:
- Guaranteed rent payments
- Long-term leases of up to 3 years
- No set-up fees or hidden costs
- Free inventory
- Damages other than general wear and tear are dealt with and repaired
- Regular monthly property inspections
- Intense housing management - we proactively tackle management issues and minimise problems for both neighbours and the property owner
- Extensive experience of supporting tenants on benefits, including Housing Benefit
- Competitively priced maintenance and repairs servcie available for property owners to use
Last Updated: 17/09/2015