Making the funding system of supported housing work for all people with a learning disability: Specialised Supported Housing

This report from Mencap, written by the Housing LIN, shows that at a
time of rising demand, specialised supported housing is a cost-effective
way of providing homes for people who would otherwise be stuck in
inpatient units or living in residential care, highlighting how
important that independence is to people with a learning disability.

It sets out a series of recommendations to transform the range of
housing options for people with complex needs, ensure operating
viability and retain investor confidence in the sector.

The demand for SHH properties is anticipated to reach 25,500 – 33,500
units by 2021/22. Despite rent for SHH generally being higher than some
other forms of supported housing, the research found that SHH is a
cost-effective way of providing housing to those with complex needs,
given that it attracts no or only very limited public funding.



Funding supported housing for all: Specialised Supported Housing for people with a learning disability (opens new window)

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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