DCH

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DCH

DCH (Devon and Cornwall Housing) is a provider of social housing and support services.

DCH invests in people homes and communities and has over 20,000 homes across Devon and Cornwall. We provide homes for people who need them and help create communities. We manage these homes to make sure they are always a comfortable place to live.

We believe that the social results we are achieving are changing people's lives through access to decent, secure housing, high-quality support services and the regeneration of local communities. Our Community Investment Strategy has several key priorities

- financial inclusion
- employment and skills
- social exclusion
- social enterprise
- community sustainability
- health and wellbeing

These priorities will:

- help people into employment, training and apprenticeships as an effective route out of poverty, reaching their potential and living a fulfilled life
- create opportunities for volunteering (for staff and residents) that support personal development and gives something back to our local communities
- enable people to manage their finances effectively
- reduce the cost in use for residents of living in our properties
- ensure our plans for new properties create affordable homes and sustainable communities of the future
- facilitate affordable child and other care costs to enable carers to take up training and employment opportunities
- facilitate support for parents and families to equip them to improve family life and educational outcomes
- raise and support the aspirations of young people – help them to navigate multiple issues which are potentially life-limiting by providing meaningful and engaging activities, improving educational and employment outcomes
- promote active lifestyles, healthy eating and mental wellbeing
- provide support for enterprise and entrepreneurs

Our Housing Support service works with people to provide support when they really need it.

Who do we work with?

- homeless families with support needs
- young single people with support needs
- young people at risk
- teenage parents or pregnant teenagers
- young people leaving care
- people with mental health problems
- people who misuse alcohol, drugs or other substances
- women and children experiencing or escaping domestic abuse
- older or frail older people and people with physical disabilities.

What do we do?

We work with each client to identify their individual support needs, and provide regular support to see how things are going. We can:

- help people to access the benefits they're entitled
- work with people to manage their finances and their debts to help them stay in their homes
- provide opportunities to develop budgeting, cooking and cleaning skills to empower - those we support to live independently
- support people to develop parenting skills, and put them in touch with other support services such as health visitors
- promote access to education, training and employment opportunities
- enable older and disabled people to live safely in their own homes

Services

Find out more about the services we offer by clicking the headings below


  1. Safe accommodation with support for women, with or without dependent children, fleeing domestic abuse from a current/previous intimate partner or family member (including same sex relationships & honour based violence) Applications are completed by phone & subject to a risk assessment. Max stay is 16 weeks during which advocacy & support will be given to access housing, benefits, legal advice, counselling & other relevant support services. Resettlement support given when rehoused for 3-6 months

  2. Safe accommodation with support for women, with or without dependent children, fleeing domestic abuse from a current/previous intimate partner or family member (including same sex relationships & honour based violence) Applications are completed by phone & subject to a risk assessment. Max stay is 16 weeks during which advocacy & support will be given to access housing, benefits, legal advice, counselling & other relevant support services. Resettlement support given for 3-6 months once rehoused.

  3. DCH provides support for its tenants around any incidents of anti social behaviour - please contact ********* for information

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