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Andy Griffin

Andy Griffin

Head of Gateway Delivery,
London Borough of Croydon

Andy is an experienced head of service with a background of 18 years in local authority, predominately in housing and homelessness, but in the last 4 years had helped shape Croydon’s “Gateway” services. Gateway is a raft of services to support Croydon residents who are impacted by Welfare Reform, supporting residents to achieve financial and housing stability and resilience. Collaboration with VCS, local communities groups, DWP, other council services and partners has created a residents’ focused approach to early intervention and prevention, with data and outcomes at its heart.

  • Analysing how councils are successfully utilising data to form a clear view of a borough’s residents
  • Exploring how the housing sector can also harness information on local residents in order to cater to their needs locally
  • Discussing the potential behind open data and exploring the most simple and cost-effective way of providing data in a useful way
  • Looking at the potential for the housing sector in Identifying households at risk and target tailored support to people before they reached crisis point and using data to proactively tackle poverty and prevent homelessness
  • Identifying the ability to harness housing statistics and form collaborations between housing associations and the council to tackle key concerns around issues such as tenancy sustainment and homelessness