Decision details

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing a decision is required to extend the pilot project for 3 further months.
Funded by the North East Essex Health and Wellbeing Alliance this pilot project is being operated in partnership between Tendring District Council and Essex County Council. The pilot project has successfully ran for the last 12 months and an extension agreement has been reached for the period between 20 May 2022 and 20 August 2022.
Tendring District Council (TDC) are providing two flat within two different sheltered housing schemes in the Tendring district. Essex County Council (ECC) are providing support around identifying individuals to take part in the project, support for them and assistance in helping to solve the housing problems that prevent the individuals from returning to their principal home.
A multi-disciplinary team has been set up between the organisations and other relevant organisations to provide a package of support aimed at helping an individual return to independent living in their own home.
Support provided by TDC will not extend to the provision of care or personal support. Such care or support packages may be put in place by ECC.
Eligibility to take part in this pilot project in the most basic sense is that an individual currently admitted to hospital is unable to return home as their principal home is unsuitable, or where an adult is at risk of a clinically un indicated admission due to housing issues, perhaps due to the need for a home adaptation or for other reasons such as disrepair or difficulties caused by hoarding.
An individual will be accommodated by the pilot project for a maximum duration of 12 weeks following or during which they will be expected to return to their principal home or be re-housed elsewhere.
Acceptance onto the project will be at the final discretion of TDC, following referral from ECC.


To enter into the 3 month long extension of the Health Alliance Funded Housing Pilot with Essex County Council.

Alternative options considered:

None other than whether to enter into the pilot project.

Publication date: 20/05/2022

Date of decision: 20/05/2022