Pontypridd and District Housing Association
The project, initiated by the Association, has developed a housing register specifically for disabled people with physical impairment seeking to move to alternative accommodation.
Grant funding from the Assembly Government enabled the establishment of a partnership of housing, social care, health and voluntary agencies in the county. The partnership has identified the housing needs and preferences of clients, developed a database of existing adapted properties across all social landlords and developed a 'matching' process to allocate adapted properties.
The outcome for clients is an improvement in the options available to remedy unsuitable accommodation - 80 clients have been re-housed and a further 277 applicants have been visited and included on the register.
For landlords, improvement in letting times is being achieved and existing adapted properties are being utilised more effectively. By identifying existing, suitably adapted dwellings and matching them with a client in need, the project is maximising the use of existing resources. This project has also provided a database of need for people with physical disabilities to help inform provision at a strategic level. There is evidence that this project has helped focus and shape the local housing strategy and target more effectively the social housing grant programme.