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Past consultations

Updated: 15 Aug 2017
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Consulation documents for previous years are listed below:-
Consultation Closing date Documents
Consultation on the Homelessness Strategy 2017-22
On Wednesday 30th November 2016, the Board of the Housing Executive approved the draft Homelessness Strategy 2017-22 – “Ending Homelessness Together”. The Housing Executive is undertaking an external consultation exercise, to seek feedback on the strategic direction the organisation has set out in the document.
The Strategy sets out key objectives and associated actions aimed at preventing homelessness where possible and finding long term sustainable housing and support solutions for those households faced with homelessness. The Strategy supports a multi-agency approach to tackling homelessness and recognises the importance of local service delivery.
Views on our draft Homelessness Strategy proposals are welcome from as wide a constituency as possible including interested parties from all backgrounds, community representatives as well as statutory, private and voluntary bodies.
Please note: copies of the Rural Issues Statement and Equality Statement for this document are available on request.
Electronic versions of the consultation response form should be emailed to homelessness.strategy@nihe.gov.uk
If you would like more information please contact Richard Tanswell, our Homeless Strategy Manager on 028 9598 2327.
8th February 2017
Consultation on the Inter-Departmental Review of Housing Adaptations Services Final Report and Action Plan 2016
The Housing Executive, on behalf of the Department for Social Development (DSD) and the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) is seeking your views on the Inter-Departmental Review of Housing Adaptations Services Final Report and Action Plan 2016.
Further information about the Review, and the previous consultation is available at our Review of Housing Adaptations Services section.
If you would like more information please contact John Montgomery on 028 90318561.
19 April 2016
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Sustainable Rural Communities: A Review of Housing Executive Rural Housing Policy
The Housing Executive is reviewing its Rural Homes and People Policy (2007-2015) in order to refresh our approach to addressing the specific housing needs of rural communities.
Views on our draft rural housing policy proposals are welcome from as wide a constituency as possible including rural dwellers of all ages and backgrounds, community representatives as well as statutory, private and voluntary bodies.
Electronic versions of the consultation response form should be emailed to rural.housing@nihe.gov.uk.
If you would like more information please contact Sinead Collins, our Rural Co-ordinator on 028 90318559.
21 March 2016
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Community Cohesion Strategy 2015-2020
Consultation on our Community Cohesion Strategy is open until Friday 4th September 2015. Our normal policy is to consult for 12 weeks however, we have had to slightly reduce the consultation period but are happy to put in place additional measures to facilitate consultees in responding to us within this time period, for example face to face interviews can be arranged or telephone based interviews to allow your responses to be noted.
2nd October 2015
Draft Corporate and Business Plans 2015/16 – 2017/18
Consultation on our Corporate and Business Plans is open until Friday the 28th of August. Our normal policy is to consult for 12 weeks however, we have had to slightly reduce the consultation period but are happy to put in place additional measures to facilitate consultees in responding to us within this time period, for example face to face interviews can be arranged or telephone based interviews to allow your responses to be noted.
If you would like more information please contact Janet Thomas.
30th of September 2015
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Safer Together - Northern Ireland Housing Executive Community Safety Strategy 2014-2017
We have published the Safer Together - Community Safety Strategy which sets out our key priorities for the next three years.for further consultation.
If you would like further information please contact Eilish Murphy
11th July 2014
Community Involvement Strategy 2014-2017
We have published our Community Involvement Strategy 2014-2017 for the final stage of consultation.
If you would like further information please contact Gerry Duffy
31st January 2014
Equality Impact Assessment: Proposed Changes to the Housing Selection Scheme
Earlier this year the Housing Executive consulted on proposed amendments to the Housing Selection Scheme.
We have initiated a further consultation regarding the equality impacts of the proposed amendments being considered in light of potential changes to the welfare system.
If you would like further information please contact Fiona Neilan
28th June 2013
Draft Corporate Plan 2013-14 to 2015-16
The format of the corporate plan has changed this year and is a much shorter, and we hope, easier to read version. A more detailed support document is also available.
If you would like more information please contact Janet Thomas
27th May 2013
Supporting People - Housing Related Support Strategy
The Housing Executive is carrying out a consultation on a new strategy for housing related support.  Responses to the consultation can be made in writing or email.
If you would like more information please contact supportingpeople@nihe.gov.uk
24th May 2013
Inter-Departmental Review of Housing Adaptations Services:
The Department for Social Development and Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety have started a consultation process on how the adaptations service for people with disabilities can be improved.
If you would like more information please contact Maureen Mawhinney.
22nd May 2013
Heating Policy Review
The Housing Executive is carrying out a consultation on a review of its heating policy in its properties. Responses to the consultation can be made in writing or email.
If you would like more information please contact Liz Findlay
1st April 2013
Rural Homes and People Draft Action Plan 2013-2015
There are actions in the draft plan covering all aspects of the Housing Executive’s remit. Actions are designed to ensure that an equitable share of available resources is directed to rural areas and to contribute to an overarching vision of ‘housing services working in partnership to sustain vibrant communities and provide economic, social and environmental benefits in rural areas’. It is our intention to undertake the actions listed by March 2015, subject of course to the necessary funding being available.
If you would like more information please contact Maureen Kerr
22nd February 2013
Consultation on changes to the Housing Selection Scheme
We are carrying out a consultation on a review of certain aspects of the Housing Selection Scheme.
The consultation sets out proposals which have come from an analysis of the Housing Selection Scheme and the impacts of Welfare Reform and sets out main points and recommendations for change.
If you would like more information please contact Fiona Neilan
24th January 2013
Corporate Plan 2013/14 Consultation
We are reviewing our Corporate and Business Plans and objectives for the year ahead.
We can provide you with copies of the plans or other Housing Executive publications in a variety of formats and languages.
If you would like more information please contact Janet Thomas
14th December 2012
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedures
Our Board has now approved the organisation’s draft Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy & Procedures for consultation.
If you would like more information please contact Tony Steed
3rd September 2012
Next Generation Equality Scheme
Over the past 18 months we have been discussing the development of a new Equality Scheme, Audit of Inequalities and an associated Action Plan with consultees. We have met with many of you and discussed your views and hopefully we have incorporated the issues and points raised in our consultation documents. The Housing Executive’s Board has now approved these draft documents for formal consultation.
If you would like more information please contact Tony Steed
31st May 2012
Draft Corporate Plan 2012
We have constructed these plans after careful deliberation by our Board and officials, with a view to making the best possible use of limited and decreasing resources.
We have taken account of many comments made by consultees in preparing these plans and we hope that you will be able to take the time to let us know if we have got the balance right in this draft before we ask our Board and the Minister for Social Development to endorse the Plan.
If you would like more information please contact Janet Thomas
10th May 2012
Housing selection scheme preliminary consultation paper
The consultation on the draft policy ran for a period of 14 weeks from 24 March 2011.
If you would like more information please contact Maurice Rooney
22 June 2011