Network Homes presents at Crisis Spare to Share event
The event, held in London, shared stories and best practice of how to set up and support shared tenancies in social housing.
Shannice James Mcfee of Network Homes and Marike Van Harskamp of New Horizon Youth Centre gave a presentation on best practice, detailing how Help to Rent projects and housing providers can work together.
Crisis has also developed a toolkit to help local authorities and housing associations to deliver or set up shared housing.
The Project Vista joint initiative by Network Homes and New Horizon Youth Centre is featured as a case study in the guide.
Project Vista offers shared accommodation to homeless young Londoners, giving them the support and stability to maintain employment.
The government announced changes to the benefits available for single people under 35, meaning they will have their benefits reduced and will most likely not be able to afford a one-bedroom flat.
This means that further provision for shared accommodation is needed as many single under 35s may need to move home.
If you think you will be affected by this benefit change, please contact our welfare benefits advice team, who will tell you what help you are entitled to.