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.