EAB properties: The Enhanced Assessments units pilot between Birmingham City Council Public Health team and Extra care providers is continuing in the Waterloo Housing Group and Ashram Housing schemes.
At present there are 4 units available in West and South Birmingham and occupancy levels are around 70% over the last 6 months. The pilot has enabled people to be discharged from hospital into a safe environment for assessment of future needs. People have been supported in the schemes while their properties have major adaptations installed or repairs carried out. Others have been supported at the units while awaiting alternative permanent supported housing to be identified and in one case a property has been cleared of belongings to enable a safer living environment.
All users have received personal care services from the council Reablement team. It has recently been agreed between the partners to continue the pilot as it has demonstrated clear value for money and positive outcomes for all users of the service.
Homes Direct now has an immediately available section on its website for older persons accommodation – this will be promoted to professionals working with older people.
Supporting People funded ended from January 2015 for all older persons’ services.
Birmingham City Council continue to work with extra care providers to replace the council’s on-site care teams.