This policy statement outlines the government’s proposals for a flexible funding approach for the supported housing sector, to come in to effect from April 2020. We are also launching two consultations on the details of the models.
Alongside this we have published our response to the joint Communities and Local Government and Work and Pensions Select Committee report, and our response to the November 2016 consultation ‘Funding for supported housing’. We also commissioned some research into the projected future demand in the sector.
As part of the policy statement, we have launched two consultations, one on housing costs for sheltered and extra care accommodation, and one on housing costs for short-term supported accommodation.
Both of these consultations seek the views on the design of the government’s new supported housing funding models which relate to England only, though we would nevertheless welcome comments from respondees across Great Britain. We are seeking views on the funding models from the sector, providers, commissioners and residents alike.
The consultation period for each of the consultations is 12 weeks commencing on 31 October 2017 and closing on 23 January 2018 at 11.45pm.