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In-House Funding Supported Housing

Training

Context

The Government is planning to change the way in which Supported Housing is funded with separate arrangements for sheltered housing, short-term supported housing and long-term supported housing. In future, landlords will be expected to set rents and service charges in sheltered housing based on a new ‘sheltered rent’ set by government that will also be used, in effect, to cap housing benefit and the housing element of universal credit. Short-term supported housing will be funded through a new locally administered grant. Long-term supported housing will be funded largely as it is now. 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 made a policy statement and started a consultation in October 2017.

Aim

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.

Who Should Attend?

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.

Content

The session will consider the following questions:

  • What is the Government trying to achieve?
  • What will be the implications of the new sheltered housing rent for sheltered and extra care housing?
  • How will the locally administered budgets for short-term supported housing work?
  • What are the Financial Opportunities and Threats for Supported Housing in Local Authorities and Housing Associations, including the implications for the development of new Supported Housing schemes?

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

Further Information

For further information about an in-house session of 'Funding Supported Housing' please contact Adrian Waite on 017683-51498 or adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

Adrian Waite presenting an in-house training session at Rochdale Boroughwide Housing

Our in-house training sessions are delivered at the client's premises or another venue arranged by the client.

All our in-house training sessions are tailored to the needs of the individual client. This includes using local data to illustrate the points and emphasising matters that are of interest locally.

Most of our in-house training sessions are for a day, but there are half-day and evening options available.

To download a copy of our brochure, please click HERE

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For more information about in-house training or to arrange a session, please contact Adrian Waite at 017683-51498 or adrian.waite@awics.co.uk

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