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Here you can browse the latest news, events and information about the work of Supporting People.

March 2016

Here is a link to a short documentary about the work undertaken by Cornerstone on homelessness in Caerphilly, made by Cornerstone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq4yLe9vQrg

Valley Inclusion Project have published a documentary about how they are tackling anti social behaviour across the Caerphilly borough

https://www.dropbox.com/s/k270h8x72l963gk/Valleys%20Inclusion%20Project_HD.mp4?dl=0

February 2015

ALL PROVIDERS - GNME link has been updated - please check to ensure your organisation and separate project is available.  If not, please get in touch!

Development Update

Young Person project extension is due to be handed back to the provider, Llamau this month ending the temporary stay at a local Bed and Breakfast.  Photos coming soon!!!

December 2014

Opening of Ty Oborne

On the 18th December, Cllr. Harry Andrews officially opened Ty Oborne, this accommodation has 8 self contained apartments for single people with low level mental health problems.  The project is a partnership between United Welsh Housing Association, Gofal and Supporting People and has been built with 19 affordable homes thanks to a Welsh Government Social Housing Grant of £2million and private finance 1.45 million from United Welsh.

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Caerphilly Supporting People - Needs gathering (PDF)
Caerphilly Supporting People - Needs gathering
(Powerpoint presentation)

February 2014

New Useful Links added

We've added a few new links to the useful links page - please take a minute to ahve a look, this included the new Prevention Toolkit developed by WLGA.

January 2014

Local Commissioning Plan

Please see below our Local Commissioning Plan 2013-2016 that is now available for consultation.  If you have any comments or queries please feel free to drop us an email direct to supportingpeople@caerphilly.gov.uk.

Caerphilly Local Commissioning Plan 2013 2016 for consultation

Floating Support Forum

The Floating Supporting Forum was held on the 27 January.  We had a great turnout and the three presentations full of useful information.

presentation coming soon.

 

November

Welsh Government publishes The Housing Wales Bill

The Welsh Government has just published The Housing Wales Bill and is attached below for your information:

1. Housing Bill Special Edition

2. Housing Benefit Written Statement

Further information can be obtained from the Welsh Government website

Text Supporting People!

You can now text us on 81400 quoting HOUSUPPORT to receive a callback within 3 days from one of the team members

October

Subletting social homes a criminal offence from the 15th October - click here for the full story

Floating Support Forum Information

Home Swapper
website: www.homeswapper.co.uk
contact: Jamie Dudley, Assistant Partnership Manager
e-mail: jamiedudley@housingpartners.co.uk
telephone: 01905 362417 or 07562 106845

Debt Relief Order
website: www.adviceguide.org.uk

Step Change
website: www.stepchange.org
e-mail: Mark.Norman@stepchange.org

Rhymney Recycle Link
website: www.community-furniture.co.uk

Digital Fridays
FREE computer drop in sessions are being held at Blackwood, Caerphilly and Risca libraries between 10am and 3pm. See the main Caerphilly website for more information or contact Matthew Lloyd of Communities 2.0 on 02920 556192 or 07766 495617 and by e-mail at matthew.lloyd@walescooperative.org or visit the website www.getcaerphillyonline.org.uk

Institute of Money Advisors
The Institute of Money Advisers (IMA) is a charitable company. Becoming a member of the IMA enables you to access training, specialist consultancy, newsletters and provide you with an opportunity to become an accredited money advisor. Membership fees are minimal. Please check out the website for more details.
www.i-m-a.org.uk/

Preventing Repossession in Wales

A new website has been launched called Preventing Repossession in Wales. It's been jointly produced by Shelter Cymru, the Principality, WLGA Homelessness Network and Welsh Government to provide guidance and best practice for professionals preventing homelessness through mortgage repossession.

http://www.prwales.info/preventing-repossession-wales/

Nest

If your home is hard to heat, call Nest

The Welsh Government Warm Homes Nest scheme is here to help you keep warm and save money on your energy bills.

Nest is open to all householders in Wales and provides advice on saving energy, energy tariffs, and benefit entitlement.

In addition to free advice, if you own or privately rent your home and you or someone you live with receives a means tested benefit you may be eligible for home improvements at no cost. These may include a new central heating boiler or insulation.

If your home is hard to heat, please contact Nest on Freephone 0808 808 2244 for free advice and to see if you are eligible for energy saving home improvements, or visit nest.gov.wales for more information.

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Update on Ty'r Fesen

Acorn House or Ty'r Fesen had its official opening on the 6th March 2013. The short term family accommodation facility was officially opened by Cllr Harry Andrews, leader of CCBC and Ian Gilbert, Chair of United Welsh.

The facility provides 13 family room, two of which are specifically designed to accommodate wheelchair users. There are facilities including a crèche area and gardens, support will be provided to the families to enable them to learn essential skills classes around budgeting and cooking, that will enable families to move on into permanent accommodation.

Home Starter Packs

Due to the ongoing need for the home starter packs, it has been agreed that we will continue the pilot scheme. Over the past year we have issued over 150 home starter packs to help people furnish they homes with essential items, such as a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave, sofa, bed etc.

Forum

The provider forum continues to be well attended, and recently speakers have included Home Swapper, NEST and Get Caerphilly On line. The forum provides a platform for providers to meet, share information and ideas to develop services

GNME Changes

The Gwent Needs Mapping Exercise form has been changed to take into account the recent changes in SP guidance and the changes to the equality monitoring. The form has been relaunched and the new form will need to be used wef 1st April. We are encouraging the use of our online form, as this is much quicker to complete and automatically updates our systems.

Planning For The Future 2013-2015
(pdf, 2.7mb)

A Caerphilly Local Commissioning Plan has been agreed after extensive public and stakeholder consultation, the plan identifies the partnership working taking place to ensure that Caerphilly's supporting people services complement the strategic priorities of the statutory sector and also respond to the current and future support needs identified within our communities.

The plan explicitly identifies a number of schemes which we would seek to commission over the forthcoming two to three years to help mitigate the difficulties that we anticipate our most vulnerable families and individuals will be experiencing.

Supporting People Programme - WG Website

The SPNAB and RCC pages on the Welsh Government website are now live and include the agreed minutes from meetings and the current work plans.

The page can be accessed from the link below. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.

http://wales.gov.uk/

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