Steve Harris

This page tells you about Steve, the Lead Advisor on the H&SA teamPortrait photo of team member Steve HarrisSteve has worked as a provider of care and support services for disabled people in the voluntary and statutory sectors. He spent two years working in a strategic, multi-agency housing and community care development project led by a local authority housing department before working in a Supporting People programme development and monitoring role.

He has experience of strategic Joint Commissioning across Adult Social Care, Health and Housing and has been involved in a range of large-scale service re-provisions across the north of England. He has also facilitated bespoke individual housing and support solutions in partnership with individuals, families, commissioners and advocates.

Steve has worked extensively with regional Valuing People Support Teams. He assisted them in their role of providing advice, guidance and support to partnership boards and local authorities in delivering the Valuing People Now housing objective of wider choice and control for people with learning disabilities over their housing and support.

He has worked on a large number of partnership and change projects with disabled people and their families, housing and support providers and local and health authorities. He has also been involved in national policy development in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health, Court of Protection and wider stakeholder groups.

Steve can help with:

  • housing, care and support options training, workshops and advice: comprehensive coverage of ownership, rental, family and private investment and revenue and capital funding models
  • individual housing and support planning
  • housing and support brokerage
  • welfare and housing benefits advice and information
  • housing, care and support rights and legislation
  • representation at appeals and tribunals
  • representation at Mental Capacity Best Interest
  • strategy and policy development
  • housing and/or support provider organisational change and service redevelopment / financial remodelling
  • commissioning change programmes
  • service level and partnership agreements
  • housing and support reprovision programmes
  • local and regional partnership and change projects.

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