Birmingham Social Housing Partnership is looking to develop their New Community Safety  and Harm Reduction Strategy on behalf of Registered Providers working in Birmingham. find the Strategy and  Delivery Plan here.

The Strategy is being developed at a time of fundamental change for Registered Providers.  They are seeing a significant reduction in income, through changes to the rent setting regime, welfare reform and the extension of the Right to Buy. They are also housing tenants who are increasingly vulnerable and who are impacted by a withdrawal or reduction of key support services.

BSHP members are telling us that this is increasingly affecting their ability to manage their properties. In a recent survey they asked the Partnership to prioritise services to help address these issues, particularly around mental health, hoarding, domestic abuse, hate crime, adult safeguarding and drug and alcohol dependency. The new Strategy recognises that, alongside enforcement and tenancy management, a range of new approaches are required to address these issues and to reflect this, the title of, the strategy  has changed to Community Safety and Harm Reduction.

It would be great to hear from you if you have any comments on the strategy and delivery plan.

Please could you let Alan Moorhouse  know by 9th March.

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