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Our achievements in Housing & Health

Updated: 27 Nov 2014
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The Supporting People team is central to our success
Supporting People team
Our achievements to date include:
  • In April 2003, currently providing housing support services worth over £60m in funding to around 23,000 people in any one year
  • Successful implementation of the Supporting People programme in April 2003 - currently providing housing support services worth over £60m in funding to around 23,000 people in any one year.
  • Research relating to health and housing is now an integral part of our annual research programme.
  • Development of the Homelessness Strategy and Homeless action plans.
  • Adaptations in both social and private housing continue to play a significant part in enabling people to remain independent in their own homes.
  • Expansion of our Community Safety Team to reflect the application of its new statutory powers to tackle anti-social behaviour.
  • A community cohesion unit has been established to lead out our Good Relations Strategy.
  • Since 2003 we have been very proactive in dealing with the accommodation and housing support needs of the Traveller Community in Northern Ireland.
  • Through our rural policy ‘Places for People’ we are contributing to independent rural living, particularly for those more vulnerable households.
  • In partnership with other agencies we are tackling fuel poverty through our heating upgrading and energy efficiency programmes.