Do you provide support or supported housing in England? MHCLG survey callout.
Do you provide support or supported housing in England? We are encouraging members to participate to ensure that the Government gains a full picture of the challenges faced by the supported housing sector and fully recognises its role in ending homelessness.
Homeless Link and our members were pleased with last year’s announcement from the Government that the rental element of short term supported accommodation is to be retained within the benefits system. Since then, we have worked with officials on plans for the oversight and transparency of the supported housing system. We have also highlighted that there is a need to look at the funding of the support element, alongside the rental costs.
To this end, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are carrying out research on housing-related support and published a questionnaire survey on 14 August 2019. This has been shared with landlords, support providers and local authorities to gather evidence on the commissioning and the provision of support services for people living in supported and sheltered housing, and people accessing floating support provided in the wider community – many of whom may have experienced homelessness in one form or another. The aim of the research is for MHCLG to understand the gaps that exist and to identify the ways that different types of housing related support are currently funded.
IFF Research are conducting the research on behalf of MHCLG, who are keen to reach as wide a range of housing related support providers as possible. Providers taking part so far have been selected from the Housing Regulator’s SDR database, and Homeless Link listings, but the survey is also open to others not listed on these.
We encourage our members who provide support or supported housing in England to participate before 18th September 2019 in order to ensure that the Government gains a full picture of the challenges faced by the supported housing sector and fully recognises its role in ending homelessness.
If you haven’t received an invite, you can contact IFF Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Latest News from
2019 Cold Weather Fund Application Guidance14/10/2019 15:20:00
MHCLG are providing up to £1million of the Cold Weather Fund to Homeless link to administer funding to charitable organisations that are not commissioned by local authorities.
Support for people experiencing homelessness in England: what the latest figures tell us10/10/2019 13:20:00
Blog posted by: Molly Zakra, Thursday, 10 October 2019.
Who wants some PIE? What becoming Psychologically Informed really means for frontline staff08/10/2019 10:25:00
David Gill shows frontline staff that PIE isn’t scary, expensive or hard work and that they are a really important element of delivering a PIE service.
Housing First: it’s all about relationships04/10/2019 14:10:00
On 19 September, Homeless Link published two new pieces of research, which indicate that relationships really do sit at the core of Housing First. Jo Prestidge tells us more about the importance of relationships to Housing First.
Homeless Link responds to ONS data on deaths of homeless people in England and Wales: 201803/10/2019 13:20:00
The Office of National Statistics yesterday published data on the number of deaths of people who are homeless in England and Wales over the five year period between 2013 and 2018.
Direct payment of rent component of Universal Credit to Private Rental Sector Landlords02/10/2019 16:37:00
Last month, we attended the DWP stakeholder meeting where one of the issues raised was Alternative Payment Arrangements (APA).
HRA call for evidence: deadline approaching02/10/2019 13:20:00
In August of this year, we asked for your thoughts on the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) and we’re now just a couple of weeks away from the final deadline for MHCLG’s call for evidence.
Managing, maintaining and improving your space: LandAid’s Free Property Advice Programme01/10/2019 11:37:00
Many not-for profit organisations lack the time, expertise and experience needed to manage, maintain and improve their buildings. LandAid's Free Property Advice programme is here to help.