Published: 20th Oct 2020

The government has revealed it is to fund five supported housing pilot schemes around the country. The schemes will run in Birmingham, Hull, Blackpool, Bristol and Blackburn until the end of March 2021. According to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, the projects will focus on improving quality, enforcement, oversight and value for money in supported housing, focusing on short-term supported accommodation. They will also ‘involve collaborative working between local partners and will carefully test different approaches to greater oversight of the sector’. The government has also published a new National Statement of Expectations (NSE), setting out what it expects to see in standards, quality and value for money in supported housing and how this can be achieved by bringing together best practice across the sector. ‘Supported housing has the power to change the lives of the most vulnerable people in our communities for the better,’ said work and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)