Housing Advice and Support
Veterans’ Housing Advice and Support in Sefton and Merseyside
At Veterans in Sefton CIO, we want to help veterans who are homeless or living in unsuitable housing as much as we possibly can. We understand that dealing with living problems at the same time as other issues in your life is no easy task, which is why we offer comprehensive veterans’ housing advice and support for individuals throughout Sefton, and Merseyside. Contact us today to arrange a consultation and discuss your needs.
One Vision Housing
Working closely with One Vision Housing, we have developed a unique Service Level Agreement to provide suitable housing for our service users, using allocations outside of Property Pool Plus. This service is only available via a housing referral from Veterans in Sefton CIO.
Terms and Conditions
The services One Vision Housing provides are as follows:
(i) The provision of properties suitable to the needs of individual service users, initially let on an assured shorthold 12-month starter tenancy and then converted to a secure tenancy assuming no breaches of tenancy occur.
(ii) Carry out the landlord function in accordance with the tenancy agreement
(iii) 1, 4- and 9-month home visits in partnership work with the CRT responsible officer and/or identified floating support provider.
(iv) Accordance with OVH demand incentive policy where 2-bed properties are accepted.
(v) Fair access to furniture where required via customer support and tenancy sustainment policies.
Furthermore, if a tenancy is successful via the SLA, Veterans in Sefton CIO will assist in the following procedures:
(i) Broker a referral with Veterans UK to ensure you receive the right benefits systems and sustain a good tenancy, if that is not the case we can assist you in rectifying that issue.
(ii) Broker your application to The Royal British Legion (TRBL) for the process of applying for white and brown goods.
(iii) Broker your application for Home Starter Funding through OVH to help out financially on purchasing carpets or other such requirements.
We will be with you throughout the entire brokering process and will not signpost you to another organisation.
Other Housing Options
Additionally, Veterans in Sefton CIO has developed other pathways into housing options, including supported living and private landlords. These routes are taken on more of an individual needs basis, which we would cover during our initial discussion of your situation in our needs assessment.