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Welfare Reform The Newcastle Perspective Marie McDonald – Private Housing Team Manager Andy Stewart – Partnership Specialist.

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1 Welfare Reform The Newcastle Perspective Marie McDonald – Private Housing Team Manager Andy Stewart – Partnership Specialist

2 Background 17 Registered Providers 9000 properties YHN – Properties Leazes Homes – 2000 properties

3 ‘Bedroom Tax’ 1 surplus bedroom - £14 2 surplus bedrooms - £ households affected 6700 Council Tenants 300 Registered Provider Tenants

4 Corporate Response Welfare Reform Board: Revenues & Benefits YHN Fairer Housing Unit Welfare Rights Voluntary Sector Job Centre Plus Newcastle Futures

5 Fairer Housing Unit Response Mapping exercise Reviewing Developer Guidance Increasing access to PRS Tenant Crisis Support Fund Advice and Support Workers Lettings Policy priority Newcastle RP Forum

6 YHN Response Home visits, newsletters, bus, Job creation Speed dating – local mutual exchanges Advice & Support team Restructure to support front line pressures Intelligence gathering Signposting

7 Registered Providers Response Tenant Information Home visits Home rent collections - ALLPAY Additional capacity Credit Unions & signposting Mutual Exchanges Eviction as a last resort Ground 8 will be considered


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