As part of our mission to see the non-statutory homeless accommodated, Maninplace has representation on various organisations that are involved with strategies aimed at accommodating those who are homeless or sleeping rough.
The representation of Maninplace on these organisations brings a wealth of local knowledge and experience about those who are homeless or sleeping rough in the Telford and Wrekin area.
One of the organisations that Maninplace has representation on is the “Providers Forum for Supported Housing”. There is a need for housing and support providers, charitable, statutory and private organisations to meet together on a regular basis to share information and to promote supported housing and the ethos of supporting people.
Some of the purposes of this forum are as follows:
Be the unified voice and focus for housing and support providers working and/or expressing an interest in the Borough of Telford and Wrekin, establishing and developing on-going relationships with the Supporting People Team and partners.
As a forum for liaison and as a channel for consultation and communication between housing and support provider members in Telford and Wrekin.
Develop co-ordinated response to changes in legislation and guidance affecting member organisations.
Share information on relevant issues and matters of mutual concern.
Promote the work and profile of housing support providers, promoting ownership of Supporting People and assuring its access.
Encourage joint working in order to provide high quality housing, support and community regeneration services in the Telford and Wrekin area.
Encourage locally based research, and good practice initiatives, sharing expertise, experience and good practice.
This forum also has representation from Telford and Wrekin Supporting People Team, Housing Corporation, Health Commissioners, and the Nation Housing federation.
The forum meets on a bi-monthly basis and encourages liaison and joint working between providers and partners.
The values of this forum:
Commitment – the forum is committed to the provision of support services and the future of supported housing. Its commitments will promote joint working to share information, working together to identify training needs and future developments.
Equality – In all the forum does, it will promote diversity, accessibility and combat discrimination and inequality.
Excellence – The forum aims to demonstrate best value, champion innovation and good practice, achieving its aims through partnerships and joint working.
Openness – It will promote interest in its work, and are open and transparent about its activities and performance. Confidentiality clauses will be noted as necessary.
Unity – Its shared values and social purposes transcend differences, and make as a strong , diverse and united forum group