Derventio Housing Trust
22nd March 2016
Derventio Housing Trust tackles homelessness head-on, providing accommodation, support and opportunities to help people who’ve lost their way to get back on their feet. As well as a home and support to keep it, we help people achieve their personal aspirations.
With ten years’ experience of working with people in the greatest housing need, our services in the East and West Midlands, and Swindon, include:
• Personalised support for people with complex multiple needs
• Shared, supported housing
• Health projects
• Training and learning, volunteering and work placement opportunities
We are strongly entrepreneurial, agile, fast-moving and flexible. We have been a social enterprise since 2010, with 90% of our income from trading. We specialise in PRS (Private Rented Sector) leasing - we were selected as national PRS Leasing Champion in 2013, and are also the national Champion for improving standards in the PRS. We were a finalist in the UK Housing Awards 2014 and 2013 for Small Social Landlord of the Year. Our Healthy Futures has been commissioned by CCGs for three consecutive years due to our strong performance and clear evidence, showing £11.85 return for each £1 invested.
Growing Lives confidence and skills building shows £8.01 social value for each £1 invested.
Talent Match meets or exceeds exacting specific targets helping young people into jobs and learning.
We specialise in providing services to the most disadvantaged, excluded and challenging people eg care leavers, Not in Employment Education or Training, entrenched rough sleepers, and multiple complex needs . Our support is person-centred, and we strive to flex around the person, rather than making them fit into an inflexible system.
All our services have grown out of the needs and aspirations of homeless people, and we regularly tweak them according to what residents tell us that they like or dislike, and market trends.