Apologies for being rather slack on the posting lately but House has been rather tied up with the ‘joys’ of his new’ish job.
Anyhow this Friday afternoon another organisation wished House to assist a client who was not being accommodated under sec 188 because the LA said they couldn’t find suitable accommodation, or indeed any accommodation, because of the client’s substance misuse problems. The LA had been looking for about 2 weeks.
House contacted the LA who after initially saying they did not have a complete ‘application’ from the client said they just couldn’t find any accommodation for the client.
House was just about to dig further with a view to possible JR action when the LA Housing manager said something along the lines of ‘I’ve just had a great meeting with your boss and discussed the client with them’.
Now House has been getting into trouble with el bosso because House’s boss doesn’t exactly encourage action which whilst being beneficial for the client may not be that beneficial to the Local Authority.
As soon as House heard the LA Housing manager (the LA had also only just given House’s organisation money to run a Court Desk scheme) tell House that they had meet el bosso House’s heart dropped and House then proceeded to try and negotiate some assistance for the client. Now as many folks know in many cases negotiating doesn’t really work with Local Authorities and this was one of them.
House is ashamed to say that House then advised the referral organisation that it might not be till Monday that he could assist. House did not mention that JR proceedings could have worked for fear of annoying el bosso once again.
House is rather ashamed of this.
House knows that the organisation that House works for is reliant on LA funding to survive but once again such ‘partnership’ working is sacrificing the independence of said organisation.
House never before refrained from using JR as a tool which could be used to assist clients and does not like the way that House’s mind is clouded with thoughts about how such action could damage so called ‘partnership’ working.
House is tempted to name and shame said organisation!