Issue details

A decision is required before the pilot project can commence.
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 will run for the period between February 2020 and February 2021.
Tendring District Council (TDC) are providing one flat within four 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 will be 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.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/02/2020

Decision due: 12 Feb 2020 by Corporate Director (Operational Services)

Contact: Tim Clarke, Head of Housing and Environmental Health 01255 686745 Email: Email: