Supported housing

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on supported housing. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Standard Notes

DateDescription
10.11.2014Retirement homes - exit fees
This note explains action taken by the Office of Fair Trading to investigate 'exit fees' charged by managing agents or freeholders when an owner of a retirement flat wants to sell or rent out their home.
16.12.2013Sources of social statistics: Housing
Sources of social statistics: Housing. By Rachael Harker. This note is intended as a guide to the key sources in housing statistics. It represents a self-help guide, providing a starting point for those interested in obtaining statistics for themselves.
07.12.2012Housing Benefit reform - supported housing
This paper explains the Government's proposals for the reform of Housing Benefit for residents in supported housing and includes a summary of early responses to the proposals.
26.04.2012Warden support in sheltered housing
This note considers the issue of the removal of resident wardens from sheltered housing and the move towards a model of "floating support".

Research Papers

DateDescription
16.07.2012The Supporting People programme
This paper sets out the Supporting People policy, intended to fund services to help vulnerable people live independently and first introduced by the Labour Government in April 2003. Initially a ring fenced grant to local authorities of 1.8 billion, it was estimated in 2009 that the net financial benefits of the programme were 3.41 billion.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
18.01.2010The Supporting People Programme.
Government response. Communities and Local Government report [Commons]
12.10.2009The Supporting People Programme.
Communities and Local Government Select Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
25.05.2010SHELTERED HOUSING WARDENS
That this House notes with concern reductions in funding for Supporting People services; further notes that this is leading to the threat of a removal of warden-supported housing complexes; ...
18.11.2009SHELTERED HOUSING WARDENS
That this House notes with concern reductions in funding for Supporting People services;notes that this is leading to the threat of a removal of warden-supported housing complexes; ...
13.01.2009SHELTERED HOUSING WARDENS
That this House notes with concern reductions in funding for supporting people services; further notes that this is leading to the threat of a removal of warden-supported housing complexes; ...
11.12.2007HOMELESSNESS (No. 2)
That this House notes that next year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Government's commitment to reduce by two-thirds the number of homeless people forced to sleep rough and the ...

Glossary

  • Research Papers (RP) - briefings produced by the House of Commons Library on Bills, topical issues and regular statistics
  • Standard Notes (SN) - shorter, topical briefings from the Commons Library
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POST Notes - short briefing notes produced by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - papers compiled by the House of Lords Library on Bills and for debates in the Lords
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses