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My Home Focus Group: 8th February 2023

Meeting date: February 8, 2023

Focus Group:

Agenda items

  • Anglia Revenues Partnership
    Item 1.
    Anglia Revenues Partnership
  • Choose house from a choice of 3
    Item 2.
    Housing options
  • Lady struggling to find money to pay bills
    Item 3.
    People's solutions to and stories about the cost of living crisis
  • lady showing a list under a picture of a house
    Item 4.
    What guests and subjects people would like?

Who attended

5

Self Advocates

2

Families & Carers

3

Key Organisations

3

Provider Organisations

2

Board Members

Guest Speakers

  • Anglia Revenues Partnership
    Sarah Hyman
    Anglia Revenues Partnership
  • Suffolk County Council Logo
    Vimmi Hayes
    Suffolk County Council
  • Suffolk County Council Logo
    Jez Taylor
    Suffolk County Council

Item 1. Anglia Revenues

  • You Said
    One person said the people who work at Anglia Revenues need to walk in our shoes and it doesn’t feel that people want to help when we need your help.
  • You Said
    One person said that for people with communication problems, it is not easy to know when trying to raise an issue about your benefits. It’s a Struggle”.
  • You Said
    One person asked does partner qualify for universal credit for his studio flat.

Item 2. Housing Options

  • You Said
    Discussion around housing provision does there need to be a coproduced sub group to look at the direction of the my home focus group, People agreed there should and 5 people volunteered.
  • You Said
    One family carer said we have to think outside the box when moving forward with people housing needs.

Item 3. Cost of Living Conversation

  • You Said
    A cost of living document is on the Suffolk Ordinary lives website, It was good but the info was a little out of date.
  • You Said
    People with very limited support who are affected by the news are turning off the heating and making themselves unwell. When good support would enable them to understand how to maintain their lifestyle.
  • You Said
    Is there any rules for landlords to do basic checks on housing?
  • You Said
    One member talked about a regulatory body that make sure Landlords have to undertake repairs.
My Home Minutes Feb 2023

Easy Read Minutes for My Home Focus Group: 8th February 2023

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My Home Presentation Feb

Presentation for My Home Focus Group: 8th February 2023

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