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Mark Hendriks, Project Officer, Commissioning Team (Learning Disabilities)
Room G28
Kings House, Grand Avenue
Hove, BN3 2LS

Tel: 01273 293071

email: mark.hendriks@brighton-hove.gov.uk


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Sub Group Work Plan



Other Documents:

Notes of meetings






A Place to Live Sub Group




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What we do

1. Better Information
  • We wrote a local guide for housing options for people with learning disabilities – published September 2009
  • Our Housing Options officer is creating accessible versions of important housing information
  • We add key information to the Learning Disability Partnership Board website
  • We held an information event to publicise housing options and information – September 2009

2. Fair access to housing

  • We monitor actions from the Equalities Impact Assessments of the Learning Disability Commissioning Strategy and the Equalities Impact Assessments of mainstream housing services
  • We review key housing documents and processes to make sure people with learning disabilities have fair access

3. Working with and learning from others

  • We are developing work streams with care managers and providers to improve housing outcomes
  • The Lead Commissioner is working with other authorities
  • We attend and learn from key regional events

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Sheltered housing

Sheltered housing is designed for older people with an identified support need. We don’t define old age by a particular age as we recognise that many people have differing views as to what it is to be an older person. If someone feels that they would benefit from accommodation designed for older people, our Homemove team will assess their suitability for sheltered housing.

Sheltered housing has a scheme manager who provides housing related support. They normally work Monday to Friday 8,30 to 4.40 though we do also offer a limited call service at the weekends and bank holidays for more vulnerable residents. All sheltered homes come supplied with an alarm linking to the scheme manager or to our CareLink Plus service when they are off duty. All schemes have a range of communal facilities which may includes gardens, lounges, computer rooms, guest rooms, laundries and off street parking. Many schemes have a range of social and community activities that residents and others can join in with if they wish.

 More information about sheltered housing can be found on the council’s website www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/sheltered or from our sheltered housing service at the Housing Centre, Unit 1, Fairway Trading Estate, Eastergate Road, Brighton, BN1 4QL (Phone: 01273 293255 / sheltered@brighton-hove.gov.uk.


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Need Housing advice or information? Here are some useful websites

Housing OptionsA Housing Advisory Service for People with Learning Disabilities


ShelterThe housing and homelessness charity


Brighton & Hove councilOur Brighton & Hove City Council website has information about how to access local housing options


CQCThe Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.  You can get an independent view on how well your local health and social car eservices are performing.



Valuing People Now Housing ChoicesThe Valuing People Now website has helpful new information about housing choices, including the Feeling Settled guide to moving from residential care to supported living


Revenues & Benefits - Theses pages are for basic housing & council tax benefit claims

 Here you can find some leaflets about recent changes and information about making a claim or reporting a change of circumstances.

Benefit Homepagehttp://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=b1114264

Forms & Leaflets -    http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/index.cfm?request=c1210475

Here you can make an online claim for Housing & Council Tax Benefit

Online application -   https://brighton-hoveclaims.teamnetsol.com/


Welfare Rights - Home page and Factsheet






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Sub Group Membership

Sub Group Chair and Representative to Partnership Board:

Mark Hendriks, Project Officer – Project Officer, Commissioning Team (Learning Disabilities)

Sub Group Members:

  • Aideen Jones, Chief Executive, Southdown Housing Association
  • Colin Blanchflower, Housing Options, Learning Disabilities Officer, B&HCC
  • Lou Aish, Service Improvement Manager, Learning Disability Accommodation Services, B&HCC
  • Stephen Wraige, Housing Options Manager, B&HCC
  • Daniel Parsonage (Commissioning, Housing)
  • Chris Bland, Deputy Director, Grace Eyre Foundation
  • Cameron Brown, Manager, Community Learning Disability Team

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this page was last updated on: 25th May 2012