Colchester Borough Council are running a Health and Housing Project to promote the services of the Private Sector Housing Team.
The main aim is to inform and promote to professionals such as health and social care partners and voluntary groups including support groups, organisations and charities within Colchester, the services that Private Sector Housing can provide.
We want to create new and existing relationships to improve our collaborative working.
We want to help inform and spread awareness to services that may visit people in their home of how poor housing conditions can affect the health and/or safety of the occupier or their visitor; as we know how important it is for them to know who they can contact when conditions cause concern.
The various hazards that can be considered are explained in the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
The Team can also signpost to other services where relevant.
The Health and housing project would like to set up referral pathways with these external partners so they are able to make a referral to the project easily, securely and quickly.
If you would like to know more about the project and you represent a professional or voluntary service working with members of the public contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, a secure GCSX email address is available to receive referrals. Please contact the health and housing project for these details or they can be found at the bottom of the referral form.