Strategies & Protocols

Moving On or Moving In

Published: September 2017

A booklet with advice for those who need to access rented accommodation. The advice leaflets cover items such as how to look for properties, where to access benefit advice, what a tenant and landlord’s rights and responsibilities are and budgeting money. This guide will be helpful to those looking for accommodation, or moving on from […]

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A Guide to Developing Affordable Homes in Rural Communities

Published: February 2017

Kent Housing Group have reviewed and updated the Rural Housing Protocol.  This revised guide is a version updated to reflect the current landscape and changes that may impact on the ability to provide affordable homes in our rural communities. The Guide is a set out into a number of useful Fact Sheets so you may just choose […]

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Delivering Growth, The Kent Planning Protocol

Published: November 2016

On Friday 11th November the Kent Planning Protocol was launched, a document that sets out the key commitments to ensure consistent transparent and time efficient planning processes to ensure that acceleration of housing delivery across Kent and Medway is achieved. The protocol has been developed in partnership between Kent Planning Officers, Kent Developers, Kent County […]

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Kent Agency Assessment

Published: September 2016

lThe Kent Agency Assessment process is an easy way for Health or Social Services professionals (and their commissioned agents) to refer any service user who has a very high health/ social care support need to their local council’s housing department  for help accessing suitable accommodation where there is a critical need to move. The 12 […]

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Kent Fuel Poverty Strategy

Published: September 2016

We have pleasure in announcing that the Kent Energy Efficiency Partnership has recently completed, Delivering Affordable Warmth – A Fuel Poverty Strategy for Kent. The Strategy is aimed to help those vulnerable people in Kent out of fuel poverty and into affordable warmth.  With continued and improved partnership working, we can tackle the wider inequalities […]

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Better Homes: Greater Choice; Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy;

Published: July 2014

KHG and JPPB were involved in the shaping and development of the Kent Social Care Accommodation Strategy, a strategy this is unique in that it sets out a Kent wide position and strategic direction to enable the delivery of suitable housing and social care provision for all KCC Adult Social Care client groups. The strategy […]

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Better Homes: Accessible Housing Framework

Published: November 2013

The Kent Housing Group with the JPPB have developed and launched a Framework for People with a Physical and/or Sensory Disability, this framework is called Better Homes: Accessible Housing.   This piece of work was undertaken following a recommendation from the Kent and Medway Housing Strategy 2012-15 under Theme 5 – Housing Need. The ambition under this Theme is […]

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Think Housing First

Published: November 2013

Think Housing First is the Housing  Health Inequalities document for Kent. In March 1840, the Government was so concerned about sanitation and living conditions that it set up a Parliamentary Health Select Committee to report on the Health of Towns. Its findings revealed the scale of overcrowding, and the descriptions from health specialists drew a vivid […]

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Kent Community Led Planning Guide

Published: September 2013

Together with the Kent Planning Officers, the Kent Developers Group and Action for Rural Communities Kent the Kent Housing Group has developed a Community Led Planning Guidance document. Community led plans are initiatives led by local people planning for the future of their village, town, parish or neighbourhood. They do this by producing a common […]

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Kent Viability Protocol

Published: September 2013

Kent Housing Group in partnership with the Kent Planning Officers Group, the Kent Developers Group and the Homes and Communities Agency develoeped the Kent Viability Protocol. This protocol is a tool to be used to unlock a barrier or end the stalemate that is preventing the development of housing, it is to be used as […]

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KHG Employment Support Protocol

Published: September 2013

KHG launched the Kent Employment Support Protocol in September 2013. The purpose of this protocol is to ensure that where possible housing providers and their partners provide pathways to employment and training. Through the Kent Employment Support Sub Group housing colleagues and partner organisations have worked to develop this protocol and action plan.  The protocol outcomes […]

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KHG

Offender Protocol

Published: May 2013

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JPPB

Better Homes: Housing For The Third Age

Published: July 2012

Kent Housing Group and the Joint Policy and Planning Board have developed Better Homes: Housing for the Third Age– a Framework for Delivering Older People’s Accommodation across Kent and Medway. The Framework seeks to promote a consistent and positive approach to the delivery of new high quality, aspirational accommodation for older people across the county […]

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Social Innovation Lab Kent (SILK)

Published: May 2012

SILK were commissioned by the Joint Policy and Planning Board (JPPB) to undertake ethnographic research into the impact of access to housing in the resettlement of ex-prisoners and the role housing can play in helping to reduce re-offending. Houses as Homes Report has been published. The findings from the report are being taken forward by the […]

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JPPB

KMHS Better Homes: Localism, Aspiration & Choice (2012-2015)

Published: May 2011

The Kent Forum Housing Strategy was refreshed in 2012 to help enable organisations across the County to respond strategically to the new housing challenges that had emerged since the original Strategy was published in May 2011, including changes to the funding of new affordable homes and the pending welfare reforms. The Strategy described the strategic direction […]

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MH Housing Protocol

Published: February 2011

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JPPB

MH Hospital Discharge

Published: February 2011

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JPPB

Emergency Accommodation

Published: August 2010

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JPPB