Rhondda Housing Association
The project has developed a Housing Register specifically for people with disabilities 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 borough. 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. For landlords, improvement in letting times was 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.