The Borough Council of Wellingborough is working with Greatwell Homes (formerly Wellingborough Homes) to provide accommodation for residents facing a housing crisis or who have become homeless.
The partnership will see Greatwell Homes provide homes to be used as temporary accommodation for residents, while the council work with households to assess their needs and find a permanent housing solution.
Previously the council has used emergency hotel accommodation, which does not provide a comfortable housing solution for residents during a difficult time and incurs high costs. As part of the council’s 2018-23 housing plan, the council set out to source alternative solutions and the partnership with Greatwell Homes, which launched in April, has made this happen.
Greatwell Homes will work with households to provide benefit advice, financial management skills and signpost to opportunities for training and employment. The council will work with residents to provide holistic support throughout the process by establishing tailor made housing plans and establishing a permanent housing solution.
Leader of the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Cllr Martin Griffiths, said: “We are committed to providing residents with a safe and warm place to call home and the partnership with Greatwell Homes will provide households with comfortable accommodation while our housing team work with them to find a permanent housing solution.”
Jo Savage, Chief Executive of Greatwell Homes, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with the Borough Council of Wellingborough to support those who are, or will soon, become homeless in the local area. Our skilled staff will also ensure the best benefit advice and financial training is given to these individuals to support them as best as we can”.
For more information on the housing assistance and support that the council can provide, call the Housing Options team on: 01933 229777.
For more information about Greatwell Homes, visit www.greatwellhomes.org.uk or call: 01933 234450