A new joint strategy with Bolsover District Council and Chesterfield Borough Council has been completed which addresses homelessness across North Derbyshire, to view the strategy clickhere.
Becoming homeless can be emotionally upsetting, disruptive to adult's and children's lives and financially costly. The Homelessness Strategy will look at ways of preventing, where possible, families and individuals becoming homeless by offering;
- advice to prevent people becoming homeless
- support in finding alternative accommodation and moving on in a planned way
Help is provided by professionally trained staff in strict confidence from a variety of agencies. The Housing Options Team can refer people for;
- Free adult relationship counselling
Free mediation between parents and young people 16 and older
Free support and advice for women and men suffering domestic abuse and violence
Free debt counselling and financial advice
Free advice on landlord and tenant problems
Free support and counselling on drug and alcohol misuse
Free support for people with mental health problems
And for other problems that may lead to homelessness
If you wish to discuss the Joint Strategy please contact 01246 231111 and ask for the Housing Options Manager or if you require housing advice please see our Housing Advice pages which will provide further information.
Housing Ambition is a project covering North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover and Derbyshire Dales Local Authority areas, funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government.
The project has been set up to create a positive pathway into, through and between accommodation for young people (aged 16 – 24) in housing need.
Mediation is used to help people to resolve / work out conflict within their housing and prevent people becoming homeless.
The Ambition team also offers a mediation service which is completely impartial (not on anyone’s side) and do not judge. The aim of the service is to help you find a solution that is acceptable to all the people involved.
For further information and advice on young people's housing please see Housing Ambition or contact Jo Hayes
What is the Housing Market Area?
In 2005, a report for the East Midlands Regional Assembly and the Regional Housing Board identified North East Derbyshire, Chesterfield, Bolsover and Bassetlaw as a Housing Market Area (ND&B HMA). It was recognised that these four authorities face many similar issues and are joined by the common factor that their housing markets are all influenced by the major urban areas of Sheffield and Rotherham, located across the regional border.
The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)
The North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw SHMA has been prepared by GL Hearn Limited and it considers future housing need in the HMA over the period to 2031.
It considers how many homes and what type are needed, both market and affordable, as well as what housing is required to meet the needs of specific groups within the population including older people and those with disabilities.
The Sensitivity Testing Report provides a sensitivity analysis of the projections prepared in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment considering alternative scenarios for household formation. It also considers the most recent evidence regarding migration trends to test if the underlying population projections on which household growth is projected remain sound; and it considers the projections for employment growth understanding past trends and likely future prospects for economic activity and employment rates.
The reports are attached in PDF format.
We have a number of 1 and 2 bed-roomed bungalows, ground floor flats and Sheltered Schemes throughout the district, all managed by Rykneld Homes. The benefit of these properties are that they are all connected to the Independent Living Service which supports vulnerable residents aged 55 and over.
Please contact Rykneld Homes for further information or if you wish to apply for this type of accommodation.
Extra Care Housing
Extra Care schemes provide accommodation for older people aged 55 years and over who may wish to live independently but need extra care and support. While some people will need the extra care services only occasionally, other residents may need to have 24-hour care available. It is expected that people will have been assessed by Social Care and are in receipt of a care package.
The district has two Extra Care schemes, both having all 2 bed-roomed apartments with a range of communal facilities. Most of the apartments are for rent, however a small number are available to buy.
The links to the Registered Provider websites are below which gives more information on each of the schemes.
Allocating the Apartments
The lettings of all the apartments will be allocated by an allocations panel made up of various agencies. The allocations panel will make an offer of accommodation based on the level of care and housing need.
We are working in partnership with Rykneld Homes to carry out the regeneration of Council housing throughout the district to ensure we provide quality, sustainable homes which are fit for generations to come.
For further information please click here to visit the Rykneld Homes website .