Development Strategies for Voluntary Organisations
Costing and Pricing Services
We provide here an example of guidelines produced for a voluntary organisation
Service Review and Evaluation
We provide here an example of a review format drawn up for a review of sheltered housing
Policy and Procedure writing
We provide here a set of policy templates which shows our approach to providing organisations with the tools to draft their own policies.
Making Exempt Accommodation claims
We provide here an example of a report produced for a voluntary sector housing provider on how to make an exempt accommodation claim
Using Housing Benefit more effectively.
We provide here a Matrix produced for a provider of sheltered housing on what elements of a warden’s time can legitimately be funded out of the rent
We provide here an excerpt form a recent report setting out the different ways that voluntary organisations can use User Outcomes
Defining the Scope of Funding Programmes.
We provide here a recently produced rationale for the development of a development of a new prevention programme as well as a definition for a refreshed housing support programme and a definition of vulnerability
Establishing the benefits of Funding Programmes.
We provide here a report produced for a local authority on how to demonstrate the Impact of its housing support programme
Setting budget priorities.
Assessing the contribution from different budgets.
We provide here details of the Eligibility Assessment Tool devised and used in a number of Authorities by HGO. It was designed to identify the split in funding responsibilities between support and care budgets in jointly funded schemes. We provide the notes, the collection form used, and the scoring system for the results
We provide here some examples as to how HGO has sought to introduce personal budgets into housing support including an approach to resource allocation, the options facing an Authority wanting to introduce individual budgets, and a definition of different support packages payable as IBs
Introducing new assessment processes.
We provide here an example of eligibility criteria using the model of Fairer Access to Care (FACS) model Text