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Will Supported Housing Take Centre Stage in the General Election?

By Nick Sedgwick · 23 May 2024

The Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act came into force in August last year. However, we have been waiting for the …

Are you ready for the Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Act 2023?

By Nick Sedgwick · 12 March 2024

If you are a supported housing provider, you need to be aware of the new regulations that are about to …

Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP)

By Victoria Tomlinson · 10 January 2023

We look at the key aims of the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) and what you need to do to …

Strategic failure of Right to Buy is damaging ambitions to Level Up.

By Jerry Gilbert · 30 March 2022

Research revealed in the CIH UK Housing Review 2022 has reinforced what we all knew – that the Right to …

The pros and cons of the government cracking down on rogue landlords

By Nick Sedgwick · 21 March 2022

  On 17 March, Eddie Hughes, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Rough Sleeping and Housing, made a statement on the quality …

Government launches £266m housing fund for vulnerable people

By John Paterson · 20 July 2020

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has recently (18th July 2020) launched the ‘Next Steps Accommodation’ Programme. Councils and their local partners …

Supporting homelessness initiatives

By John Paterson · 28 May 2020

On Sunday the Guardian reported that £160m would be bought forward by Government (click here to view article) to support …

We welcome the BBC’s recently published briefing on housing

By Chris Seeley · 25 February 2020

The briefing focused on many of the issues within the sector that all of us are acutely aware of, 320,000 …


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