1625 Independent People:
Independent People was
formed in August 2009 by merging Priority Youth Housing and
Wayahead Housing and Support for Young People.
Adult Community Care, a government programme providing care
for adults, particularly for older people or people with
learning disabilities or a mental illness, which is provided
outside a hospital setting, implemented at a local level by
local authority teams responsible for planning, local
government, housing and regional development.
Full name of the project commonly known as Outreach.
Former name of the organisation now called Novas.
Deposit Bond Scheme:
Service that aims to assist households into private rented
accommodation by providing landlords with a Deposit Bond,
which replaces the traditional cash payment for a deposit.
East Bristol Youth Housing Association:
Or 'EBYHA', former name of the organisation that was called
Wayahead and has now been merged to form
1625 Independent People.
Short-term housing solutions, sometimes without access to tenancy. May include hostel or B&B accommodation.
Employment and Support Allowance:
From October 2008, ESA replaced Incapacity Benefit and Income Support on grounds of Incapacity
for new 'non-linking' claims. ESA includes a Work Capability Assessment, looking at what
customers can do rather than what their condition prevents them from doing. ESA provides more
help to get people who can work into employment and more support for those who cannot work.
Employment and Support Allowance.
Services commissioned but not
provided by Bristol City Council.
Floating Support Services:
Same as Floating Support Teams.
Floating Support Teams:
Services usually open to people
living in different types of accommodation, often used in short-term
periods of difficulty and covering a range of issues, tailored to
Those professionals who have day-to-day
working contact with service users.
Floating Support Services - same as Floating Support Teams.
Floating Support Teams.
Bristol City Council's Housing Options and Advice Services.
Process of taking into consideration the whole person, household and environment when assessing need and planning support.
HOAS-administrated meetings group (and sub-groups) that coordinates key issues through the sharing of information, experience and expertise amongst members and other key agencies. Also acts as the main consultative body for homelessness and related issues.
Planned routes for homeless
households through housing, including private rented, social and
supported housing, floating support services, other support services,
as specific to that household's needs, administered by BCC Supporting People.
Homelessness Act, 2002:
This Act applies in England and
Wales, and requires local authorities to periodically develop homelessness
strategies. It enhanced the level of assistance available to homeless
people through the extension of priority need to include new groups of
vulnerable people and through the requirement that all homeless people,
even if not in priority need, receive advice and assistance which meets
Housing Act, 1996:
This Act provides the current legal definition of homelessness in England and Wales.
The Housing Corporation is the Non-departmental public body that funds and regulates housing associations, established by the 1964 Housing Act.
Two or more agencies combining resources to implement common
actions or policies for providing services.
A key element of integrated support. One professional who will
take the lead to coordinate provision and act as a single point
of contact for the service user/s.
Process by which a mentor provides opportunities for development, growth, and support to less experienced individuals.
Former name of the coffee shop now called The Wild Goose.
Settled accommodation that homeless households may move into after first accessing emergency or short-term accommodation.
Process involving people from different professional backgrounds or with different qualifications; brings different perspectives and skills to work together.
Pathways to Work:
Provides intensive support to help
Incapacity Benefit customers into work. It is either delivered by
Jobcentre Plus teams, or by private and voluntary sector providers
in partnership with Jobcentre Plus,
Primary Care Trust, the part of the National Health Service responsible for the planning and securing of health services and improving the health of a local population.
Private Rented Sector:
Any accommodation provided by companies or landlords who are not registered by the Housing Corporation or contracted by public or local authorities to provide housing.
Project Advisory Group:
Group of managers and workers from different agencies relevant to homelessness who will provide independent consultant approval over the direction and content of Review and Strategy documents, and provide support and sign-up as "Critical Friends" from wider homelessness and related sectors.
Group of senior-level managers working in agencies relevant to homelessness who will provide independent consultant approval and quality control over final Review and Strategy documents, and will provide support and sign-up as "Critical Friends" from wider homelessness and related sectors.
Data (information) which is intangible or objective, such as peoples' attitudes and opinions.
Data (information) which is measurable, definable and quantifiable.
The experience of having no available housing or shelter.
Registered Social Landlord, a housing association registered by the Housing Corporation to provide social housing.
Method of evaluating if the objectives that are
being set are appropriate for the individual project, in terms of
targets being Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reliable, and Time-based.
(PHS2008) [The 'R' sometimes stands for 'Relevant'.]
Description of the marginalisation from networks such as family, employment, neighbourhood and community, decision making and from an adequate quality of life.
Subsidised housing provided by a Registered Social Landlord or Local Authority allocated on the basis of need.
Process where someone can access the full range of opportunities available to members of society, and remove barriers for people or for areas that experience a combination of linked problems such as unemployment, poor skills, low incomes, poor housing, high crime environments, bad health and family breakdown.
Statutory Sector Services:
Services whose responsibilities are laid down by law.
Housing designed, managed or adapted to meet the needs of people for whom standard or independent housing is unsuitable or inappropriate.
Government funding programme helping vulnerable people to live independently, implemented at a local level by local authority teams.
Communities capable of maintaining their present levels of growth without damaging effects.
Accommodation secured by a local authority for a household before a statutory homelessness decision is completed and after a positive decision is made, prior to a suitable offer of permanent social housing.
Tenancy Sustainment Services:
Same as Tenancy Sustainment Teams.
Tenancy Sustainment Teams:
Support intended to prolong the success of tenancies, by assisting tenants to
access solutions to any issue which may threaten the sustainability of that tenancy.
The National Treatment Agency divides drug treatment into four 'tiers' or levels,
which are intended to reflect increasing intensities of activity. We have a
description of these tiers on the Context page.
Training, Recreation, Education
Tenancy Sustainment Services - same as
Tenancy Sustainment Teams.
Tenancy Sustainment Teams.
Value for Money:
The economy, effectiveness and efficiency
of a service, product or process.
Voluntary Sector Services:
Services that carry out activities
otherwise than for profit, other than public or local authorities.
West of England Consortium:
The West of England Consortium is a
partnership of local infrastructure organisations from the three unitary
authority areas of Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South