policy & good practice
Sitra has been providing leadership in the housing, care and support sector for almost 30 years. We work closely with central government and national bodies to ensure that the views and perspectives of the sector and the vulnerable people that it supports are represented and understood.
Whilst new trends are still emerging, there are some clear agendas being formed which Sitra is effectively engaged with. Quality and commissioning will be paramount as budgets tighten. As part of our commitment to collecting data on housing-related support, Sitra has developed a common data framework document for housing related support providers and commissioners. We retain guardianship of the Quality Assessment Framework and have a lead role in its ongoing development. Personalisation remains a strong steer for the future and Sitra is playing a key part in supporting the important Right to Control trailblazers. It is also apparent that the ability to engage effectively at a local level will be vital with a central government committed to decentralisation and Sitra’s work around local strategic engagement will provide you with a good steer.
The Welfare Reform Act 2012 introduces the biggest changes to the benefit system since the 1940s. These changes will have major impacts for benefit claimants, particularly for vulnerable people and the services which support them. Sitra is helping its member understand what the changes are, how they are affecting them and their clients and how to prepare for them.