Housing and Health Joint Needs Assessment

The Council’s Housing Strategy Officer and an external health and housing expert, carried a Housing and Health Joint Needs Assessment (HHJNA) for Derbyshire between December 2015 and June 2016.

The work carried out included extensive data collection from all eight Derbyshire local authorities, including Erewash, plus health; probation and county council partners.

Information was also collected about the processes and outcomes of various housing and health related services – including the work of housing renewal teams; housing options services; planning and strategic housing services.

The report contains:

  • Information about the scale and nature of the ‘homes and health relationship’ to help inform improvements.
  • An understanding of national and local policies as they relate to homes and health, and how this could be changed to achieve better outcomes.
  • Knowledge of ‘what works’ that is relevant to Derbyshire’s communities, drawing on best practice and evidence from elsewhere in the country.
In Erewash, we plan to take forward local action that will have a positive outcome on the health and well-being of residents, including:

  • Improving our collection and analysis of information which will be helpful to advise us where the greatest needs and impacts are.
  • Encouraging front-line workers, policy makers and members to continually consider the impact of poor, unsuitable or insecure housing on people’s health and well-being; and how good housing can improve this
  • Considering different ways of working, including co-ordination and partnership with others – to focus our housing services on improving health and well-being.
  • Attracting funding and resources to improve services for our residents
  • Continuing to provide and support services which improve the health and well-being of our residents, and monitor the effectiveness of these.

Nottingham Core Strategic Housing Market Assessment

Bob Line and Associates have carried out a Housing Market Assessment for the Nottingham Core Area – which includes Erewash, Nottingham City, Broxtowe, Rushcliffe, Gedling and the Hucknall area of Ashfield.

This consists of an analysis of housing markets within and between the local authority areas as well as across the Nottingham Core area as a whole.

The purpose of the assessment is to establish a robust evidential base for the development of a long-term strategic view of housing need and demand. This will help to inform spatial planning and housing strategies in the area.

Disabled People's Housing Needs Study

A group of local authorities in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire (including Erewash) commissioned consultants Ecorys/ConsultCIH to carry out Disabled People's Housing Needs Research 2012 to look at the housing needs of people with physical disabilities.

The research identified current shortfall and future need for suitable accommodation, and examined different ways to meet these needs in a deliverable and cost effective way.

The research focused on the physical structure and facilities of a home, rather than the care and support issues.
It considered the needs of all age groups, and for all tenures including owner-occupiers, council or Housing Association tenants, and private renters.

Following the study in 2011 & 2012, due to the range of changes in the intervening period, the local authorities commissioned Habinteg in Spring 2013, to develop an Issues Paper highlighting recent and emerging legislation, policy and other information relevant to the housing needs of disabled people. This will help to ensure the local authorities and their partners are doing their best to understand and meet the housing needs of disabled people in their areas. 

Older Person's Housing Needs Study

A Strategic Approach to Older Persons' Accommodation for Nottinghamshire and Erewash This is a study of the housing needs of older people. It was carried out across Nottinghamshire Housing Market Areas (HMAs) which include Erewash.

It included postal and online surveys with 175 Erewash residents aged 50 plus and a focus group with 25 members of the Citizens Panel in Ilkeston.

The study outlines the need and demand for types and tenures of homes, and issues to be addressed to best meet the range of housing needs of older people.

Derbyshire Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment

The Council are required to carry out assessments of the future accommodation needs of Gypsies and Travellers.

A Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) was jointly commissioned in August 2013 by Derbyshire County, Derby City and eight district and borough councils in Derbyshire, including Erewash, Peak District National Park Authority, East Staffordshire Borough Council The Derbyshire Gypsy Liaison Group. This was completed in June 2015.

Partners will be able to use the GTAA to guide pitch and plot requirements in their area. They can also use it as the basis for further studies and evidence gathering of their own, to provide a more locally specific indication of need. The GTAA does not highlight a requirement for specific sites in Erewash, although further work with partners may be carried out in the future.

We report annually on how we are doing. Further information, additional statistics and summaries, can be obtained from Tessa Paul, Housing Strategy Officer. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0115 8508323.