Think Tank: Funding of Supported Housing

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Thursday 02 February 2017, Barclays - Mosley room, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF

10-12pm, 2nd February 2017
Barclays - Mosley room, 3 Hardman Street, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3HF

Supported housing is necessary to support the most vulnerable yet its future is far from clear. Communities nationwide have different needs and a localised response is unlikely to result in consistent provision. A sustainable funding model is key but what should be the options?

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have launched a consultation on funding for supported housing. Alongside this two Select Committees of MPs in Parliament (the Work and Pensions Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee) have also launched a joint inquiry on supported housing funding reform with a wider remit to consider the impact on tenants and supported housing providers.

Deferring the application of the Local Housing Allowance until 2019/20 was an important step. However, in light of the crises in social care due to funding gaps, a workable funding model in supported housing is particularly important to support vulnerable people and ease pressures on stretched services.

Registered providers of social housing have a key role in either provision of supporting housing or in developing new schemes. The funding formula adopted by the government will impact on your ability to continue provision or development and that is why your input to this consultation is crucial.

Our think tank session will provide an informal setting to discuss the government's proposal, as well as the questions raised by Select Committees. We are inviting Supported Housing Managers from some of the largest national and regional RP landlords and representatives from specialist supported housing landlords to share the benefits of their experience, their insights and concerns, recommendations and ideas. Now is the chance to shape the future of supported housing and we would be delighted if you would join us.

Similar to our previous session on the Pay to Stay Consultation, as a follow up we will be responding to the DCLG/DWP Consultation and that of the Parliamentary Select Committees.

To book your place please click here and complete the online registration.

Free to attend