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The Housing Needs of People with Autism
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The Housing Needs of People with Autism

In this episode Sian Wilson talks about the housing needs of people with autism, she shares insights from her extensive career supporting children and young people with autism to help you. She explains a range of sensory issues in property that you may not have considered before and gives some advice about how to move forward. Sian Wilson has been working as a Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist for over 30 years in NHS, Education, Charities and she is also the founder of Milestones Paediatric OT service: her clinical specialism is Autistic Spectrum Condition. She is also the founder of Home Sweet Home Property. She has been a landlady for 20 years and is currently expanding her property portfolio. Sian is also the Property Investor Network Host for the monthly Swansea meeting. Throughout her career Sian has seen first hand, and researched, the impact that environment has on mental and physical health, development and learning. She is passionate about adapting space and community support networks to enable independence and quality of life for people with physical and learning challenges. Sian focuses on quality, high standard, functional well-being spaces and homes for long term tenants, that also give great return on investment. Bringing both her passions of property investing and occupational therapy she is expanding her training and coaching programme to include 'What property investors need to know about housing for autistic people' If you want to chat and find out more then please do get in touch:- sian@milestonesOT.co.uk sian@hshp.co.uk Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available as podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.
Getting Hospital Discharge Right with Sam Sly
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Getting Hospital Discharge Right with Sam Sly

In this episode Sam Sly shares how she helps people plan for hospital discharge, she explains why so many people with autism and/or a learning a disability are in hospital . Sam draws on her experience to give examples of planning for transition from a hospital or treatment unit to a home in the community. She gives some great advice about managing neighbours and why things can go wrong. ‌Sam is a Regulation, Health and Social Care consultant working as Sam Sly Ltd (Enough is Enough Time4Change). She is a registered social worker with 30 years of extensive experience working as a support worker, social worker, commissioner, regulator and support provider. Sam developed the process and coined the phrase ‘Life Planning’ which describes the type of person-centred planning Sam Sly Ltd and the Associates at I’m Out of Here use. Sam was part of the Change Team seconded in to transform services in Cornwall post the Budock Hospital scandal and led on the closure of NHS campus provision in Bournemouth. She has an MSc in the regulation of health & social care. Alongside Life Planning Sam does consultancy work for a range of Support Providers, Voluntary Organisations, NHS England, Integrated Care Boards & Local Authorities nationally. Sam spent four years from 2011 setting up, co-owning and as operational Director for Beyond Limits a small dynamic support provider carrying out person- centred planning with people with learning disabilities detained in Assessment & Treatment Units and providing bespoke services for them on return to their local communities. It was here that she developed Life Planning based on a process being used by Partners for Inclusion. Sam.sly@enoughisenough.org.uk Sam.sly@nhs.net 07900424144 http://www.enoughisenough.org.uk/ Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is a founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available at podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.
Creating Homes for Veterans with Lisa Kelly-Tonge
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Creating Homes for Veterans with Lisa Kelly-Tonge

In this episode Lisa Kelly-Tonge talks about her journey from being in the RAF to becoming a property investor. Lisa explains how she creates homes for veterans and helps us understand some of the challenges veterans face. She gives some advice for property investors who are interested in creating these much needed homes for veterans. ‌Lisa Kelly-Tonge is founder of Kelton Homes Ltd. After 16 years in the Royal Air Force, it made sense to combine her passion for the military and passion for property. With lived experience of military life and experience of supporting military families throughout her career, she understands the balancing act of work and home life. Since leaving the RAF, she has made it her mission to understand some of the issues and focus her business on solving property problems. Kelton Homes supports the military family; serving, veterans and other family members too. We provide the house and the create the home. Lisa is married to Lucy, who is currently serving in the military and they have a son called Joshua. LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/-kelly-tonge/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com Website - https://www.keltonhomesltd.co.uk Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available as podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.
The Impact of Supported Housing with Imogen Blood
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The Impact of Supported Housing with Imogen Blood

In this episode well known researcher Imogen Blood discusses her recent research into the impact of social housing. They looked at a wide range of services and tenant groups and studied the interaction between health and supported housing services. They examined the impact of supported housing on health and found how complex tenants support needs actually are, with many tenants experiencing one or more physical and mental health need. Imogen shares some important guidance from the research for supported housing providers to take into practice. ‌ Imogen Blood began her career working in supported housing for people experiencing homelessness and is a qualified social worker. She then moved into research and held several university and charity research posts before setting up the social research consultancy Imogen Blood & Associates in 2009. Her research interests are wide-ranging, and she has carried out various national studies and local strategic reviews on housing with support and/or care. These include the Supported Accommodation Review and the Evaluation of the Supported Housing Oversight Pilots for the UK Government, as well as studies funded by supported housing providers and charities such as National Housing Federation, Riverside Housing Group and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. ‌ Here is the link to the study https://www.housing.org.uk/globalassets/files/supported-housing/final-version-summary-supported-housing-homelessness-health-2.pdf Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available as podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.
Creative Housing Solutions in Supported Living with Jayne Knight
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Creative Housing Solutions in Supported Living with Jayne Knight

In this episode Jayne Knight talks about the many different ways housing for people with a support need can be set up. She explains the importance of respite housing to prevent hospital admission. She draws on her experience to share some examples of housing that has worked well in the past and describes some creative housing solutions that can be used today. Jayne Knight has worked in the field of specialist supported housing and care for the past forty years. She started her career in the Civil Service, working in the Benefits system. She then moved to Local Government where she became a Chief Officer responsible for specialist housing and care. She then became the CEO of a charity called Ling Trust who help move people out of long term hospital settings. For the past ten years Jayne has been working as a specialist, voluntary advocate through her social enterprise, My Great Life CIC. Her advocacy is with people with complex support needs who have been stuck in hospital assessment units for many years. She regularly attends the Court of Protection and supports families who self represent. Jayne was the first person to create a model called “do it yourself shared ownership” now called HOLD. This enabled a woman who was going to be sent to a secure unit 26 years ago to purchase her own home. She received an award in the House of Lords, for this achievement. HOLD is now a long used and recognized system of getting housing. She also had an award recently from a national newspaper from families who had nominated her as ‘ the peoples person’. Jayne is one of the original authors of the REACH standards. She has regularly been asked to speak on the BBC both radio and television as an expert in her field. She is a member of several Government working groups including the Building the Right Support Advisory Group and the Supported Living Improvement Coalition with CQC Management. Jayne runs a voluntary website called http://youknow.org.uk./ https://www.mygreatlife.org/ Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available as podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.
Housing and Health Collaborating to Improve Outcomes with Sara Davis
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Housing and Health Collaborating to Improve Outcomes with Sara Davis

In this episode Sarah Davis, senior policy and practice officer at Chartered Institute of Housing, talks about collaboration between health and housing to improve outcomes for tenants as well as improved outcomes for health and housing partners. She discusses some sites where this collaboration is taking place and shares examples and learning from working in this way. Sarah talks about the importance of the work and the challenges of rolling this out to other areas. ‌Sarah has worked in housing for over twenty years in customer focused and policy roles, with housing associations and a local authority. Since joining CIH she has led programmes of work around the important connections between housing health and social care, as well as on strategic housing, specialist housing, and tenant engagement. https://www.cih.org/media/1weh02jd/0239-health-and-housing-sharing-the-art-of-the-possible-v1.pdf ‌Expanding the art of the possible: the role for health, care and housing partnerships in the developing local framework ‌https://www.cih.org/ policyandpractice@cih.org sarah.davis@cih.org @CIHhousing Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available as podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.
How to Work with Commissioners in Supported Living
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How to Work with Commissioners in Supported Living

In this episode Suzanne Gale shares her experience of being a local authority commissioner and working with many commissioners. She explains who commissioners are, how they work, the role they perform, and what decisions they can and cannot make. She explains what to do if you have a property available and want to approach a commissioner and what to do if you are a provider who wants to work in a particular area. She gives some great advice for small providers about creative ways to get work and for property investors about finding providers to lease your property. Suzanne Gale started out her career teaching 14-19 years old's in South London and then moved into a Supported Housing management job in a Housing Association in the late 90s. She’s taken new opportunities as they’ve arisen, working for a local authority on the Supporting People programmed in the early ‘00s, as the National Project Manager for the Care Funding Calculator (now CareCubed) and then working with Councils and Providers to manage depleting budgets whilst maintaining good practice over the years of austerity. More recently she’s focused on driving forward good practice in Supported Living, training, and supporting Local Authority and Provider staff in tenancy law and raising awareness amongst tenants and their families about their rights and responsibilities within a supported housing environment. Currently she’s working with a local authority to implement a shared case management system for people with housing and domestic abuse issues so, again, on a big learning curve responding to the new challenges of the Domestic Abuse Act. Suzanne is a regular contributor to Community Living Magazine and is also training to be an independent legal advocate for adults with learning disabilities and autism. To connect with Suzanne please go to: https://www.linkedin.com/in/suzanne-gale-80079721/ ‌https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/domestic-abuse-act-homelessness-new-burdens-funding-2021-to-2022 Lisa Brown became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realised this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for people with a support need. Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events and access to The Supported Living Property Network Conference. To find out how you can join The Supported Living Property Network please follow this link: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/the-supported-living-property-network Lisa has written a free guide for you: If you are a property investor download this free guide to help you find providers to lease your property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-property-investors If you are a provider who is looking for property to lease then download this free guide to help you find property: https://www.supportedlivingproperty.uk/free-guide-for-providers These interviews are also available as podcasts from your usual podcast provider, just search for The Supported Living Property Podcast. Please make sure you click the "subscribe" button so you don't miss an episode.