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Professional Lead - Supported Lettings

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£36,876 - £42,683
Job term:
Full Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
28 June 2019 01:00 PM
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Supported Lettings

Fixed term role for 12 months.

Greater support will be available in Suffolk to help rough sleepers find and retain private sector housing following a successful bid for Government funds.

At the moment housing authorities often find that private sector landlords are unwilling to house somebody who has been homeless and sleeping rough as that person may have addiction, mental health or other complex needs and require support.

That in turn leaves councils and rough sleepers dependent on hostel and other emergency or temporary accommodation beds which isn’t always ideal.

Now Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, and West Suffolk Council are to create a Supported Lettings Team that will enable it to offer greater assurances and confidence to landlords to house these tenants.

The team is being established following a joint bid for £209,000 from the councils to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) as part of the Government’s plans to end rough sleeping by 2027.

The support team will step in to help people at the early stages of rough sleeping before they become entrenched in the lifestyle and their support needs become much more complex.

The help it will provide will include support:

  •  to develop independent living skills 
  • with learning and skills to manage a tenancy and adhere to tenancy terms 
  • with learning to budget 
  • to access or signposting to health and care services 
  • with budget management, benefits, work or education 
  • to develop and cultivate support networks.

The following posts are also part of the Supported Lettings Team and are currently being advertised:

  • Tenancy Sustainment Officer – Supported Lettings (12 Month Fixed Term) BMS00193
  • Co-ordinator - Supported Lettings (12 Month Fixed Term) BMS00195

If you are interested in being a part of this exciting new project, then please contact Heather Tucker on (01449) 724767, Claire Bray on (01473) 296451 or Vicky Stuart on (01449) 724972.

Please note the successful applicant will be required to complete a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Interview date: 15 July 2019.

Please refer to our Recruitment website for further information on Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils

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