06 April 2010

New Tenancy Sustainment Initiative in Oxgangs and Gilmerton

Responding to wider needs

Dunedin Canmore Group is making a significant investment in quality new housing in the Oxgangs and Gilmerton areas of Edinburgh. This will result in hundreds of new tenancies being filled during 2010.

Dunedin Canmore is working to maximize the benefits of this investment in housing for tenants, families and communities. One of the ways in which this will be achieved is through responsive housing management, incorporating the ability to respond positively to the wider needs of tenants and families.

Additional capacity, expertise, skills and experience

The Dunedin Canmore Group partnership with CHAI brings additional capacity, expertise, skills and experience to help tackle these tenancy support issues more effectively. CHAI staff will be working alongside Dunedin Canmore housing management staff to provide bespoke tenancy support as required. This type of support is specialised and goes beyond the normal day-to-day support that a housing officer could help with.

Working in partnership to prevent homelessness

This unique arrangement between Dunedin Canmore Group and CHAI will lead to better local partnership working and pro-actively prevent homelessness while ensuring that there is ongoing support to help people sustain their tenancies and settle into their new community.

This project has received funding from the Scottish Government 'Wider Role Fund' to pilot the initiative in South Edinburgh. Dunedin Canmore and CHAI hope to continue the project after the pilot funding and if possible expand it across other parts of Edinburgh.

Graeme Russell, Dunedin Canmore Tenancy Services Director said, 'Working in partnership with CHAI is a great way for Dunedin Canmore to help our new tenants settle into the local community.  Raising awareness of local services, building relationships and networks of contacts is very important if we want to sustain tenancies and improve the wellbeing of our communities.'

David Gardner, CHAI Project Executive said, 'CHAI is delighted to be working with Dunedin Canmore Group to expand the range of support that will be immediately available to new tenants; right from the very start of their tenancy.  Experience has demonstrated that, for some people, getting the right support at the right time can make a crucial difference to their establishing and sustaining independent living.  This new partnership will deliver important benefits in preventing unnecessary homelessness.'

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Notes:

CHAI is the lead contractor in the City wide Edinburgh Housing Advice Partnership.

Further information about this service and CHAI's other housing and support services can be obtained by contacting EHAP on 0845 302 4607 or CHAI on 0131 442 2100.

Dunedin Canmore has teamed up with CHAI (Community Help and Advice Initiative to run a specialized tenancy support service for Edinburgh communities.

Dunedin Canmore Group is making a significant investment in quality new housing in the Oxgangs and Gilmerton areas of Edinburgh. This will result in hundreds of new tenancies being filled during 2010.

Dunedin Canmore is working to maximize the benefits of this investment in housing for tenants, families and communities. One of the ways in which this will be achieved is through responsive housing management, incorporating the ability to respond positively to the wider needs of tenants and families.

The Dunedin Canmore Group partnership with CHAI brings additional capacity, expertise, skills and experience to help tackle these tenancy support issues more effectively. CHAI staff will be working alongside Dunedin Canmore housing management staff to provide bespoke tenancy support as required. This type of support is specialised and goes beyond the normal day-to-day support that a housing officer could help with.

This unique arrangement between Dunedin Canmore Group and CHAI will lead to better local partnership working and pro-actively prevent homelessness while ensuring that there is ongoing support to help people sustain their tenancies and settle into their new community.

This project has received funding from the Scottish Government 'Wider Role Fund' to pilot the initiative in South Edinburgh. Dunedin Canmore and CHAI hope to continue the project after the pilot funding and if possible expand it across other parts of Edinburgh.

 

Graeme Russell, DunedinCanmore Tenancy Services Director said, 'Working in partnership with CHAI is a great way for DunedinCanmore to help our new tenants settle into the local community. Raising awareness of local services, building relationships and networks of contacts is very important if we want to sustain tenancies and improve the wellbeing of our communities.'

 

David Gardner, CHAI Manager said, 'CHAI is delighted to be working with Dunedin Canmore Group to expand the range of support that will be immediately available to new tenants; right from the very start of their tenancy. Experience has demonstrated that, for some people, getting the right support at the right time can make a crucial difference to their establishing and sustaining independent living. This new partnership will deliver important benefits in preventing unnecessary homelessness.'

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