Increase planned move-on of hostel clients from 80% to >90% by 2020
"Unplanned move-on" from the hostel is where a client leaves prior to being considered ready for independent living. The reasons for this include eviction due to repeated breaking of hostel rules (needed to ensure a safe, positive environment for clients), being taken into custody, admitted to hospital or discharging themselves. The probability is that these clients will return to being homeless.
The Hertfordshire Supporting People initiative (now Housing Related Support) sets a target for planned move-on of 70%. In 2003, we achieved a figure well below this figure at 46%. However, this has steadily increased and in both 2011 and since 2012 has been 80%. Ultimately, we do not want any clients leaving the hostel unplanned. We will work with clients, where risk issues are identified, to ensure all clients remain at the hostel until they are ready to move into second-stage accommodation.