Future Funding of Supported Housing


April / May 2017

The Government is planning to change the way in which Supported Housing is funded with housing benefit and universal credit supporting only core housing costs and housing support services being funded separately. At present, tenants are eligible to claim housing benefit, but eligibility is to be capped at local housing allowance rates from 2019 and the same approach is to be taken with Universal Credit. At the same time, new locally administered schemes will be introduced to ‘top-up’ the funding that is required to fund housing support. The Government states that it is committed to protecting and boosting the supply of supported housing and ensuring it provides value for money and works for those who use it as well as those who pay for it. The government announced its plans in September 2016 and issued a consultation paper in November 2016. A Green Paper will be issued in the Spring of 2017.

This seminar will explain and examine the government’s proposals and their implications for local authorities, housing associations and their tenants. This will include local authorities in their commissioning and provider roles. It is designed for people who are not experts in housing finance, but who understand the basics. It is suitable for councillors, board members, housing managers, tenant representatives, finance staff and others with an interest in the future funding of supported housing.

The session will consider the following questions:

  • What is the Government trying to achieve?
  • What will be the eligibility for Housing Benefit and Universal Credit in Supported Housing?
  • How will the locally administered budgets for Housing Support work?
  • What are the implications for the development of new Supported Housing schemes?
  • What are the Financial Opportunities and Threats for Supported Housing in Local Authorities and Housing Associations?

The session is accompanied by a very useful hundred-page book that is designed for reference after the session entitled:

“The Future Funding of Supported Housing”

The price of the seminar in London is £250 plus £50 VAT, total £300. In Leeds it is £195 plus £39 VAT, total £234. Venues and Dates:
  • London: Novotel Hotel - Waterloo - 4th April 2017
  • North: Novotel Hotel, Leeds - 3rd May 2017

For further information please download our brochure from HERE (The brochure includes a booking form) To book now please click the 'book now' button below. If you wish to pay by credit or debit card please select 'pay by PayPal' among the payment options. ‘Unfortunately we have to pay transaction charges when we are paid through PayPal or by credit or debit card. We therefore need to add a transaction charge of £9 to our usual price when customers wish to pay online. This transaction charge is made solely to recover what we are charged by PayPal’

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Updating Note

The Government's Green Paper on Funding Supported Housing, that was expected in the Spring of 2017 was never published. Following the General Election of 2017, it is expected that the new government will have to address the future funding of Supported Housing. We will be following events and providing information through blogs, newsletters and briefing papers. We will also organise a further Seminar when the government's proposals are clearer. If you would like to be informed when this seminar will be held, please contact Adrian Waite at or 017683-51498.

To view our briefing papers, please click HERE

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