A recent report by Mencap, working with Housing LIN, found that demand for the current 22,000-30,000 specialist properties is due to grow to 29,000-37,000 by 2027/28.
Hosted by Civitas Social Housing PLC, this debate will look to investigate how Local Authorities in the North of England can deliver what’s needed now and in the future, and making sure it’s sustainable and appropriate for Specialist Supported Housing in the region. Focusing on the obligations and resources of commissioners in this specific part of the Housing market and look at overcoming barriers to delivering high quality housing and services.
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About the host:
The Civitas team has, over many years, been responsible for managing some of the larger portfolios of social homes in England and Wales as well as building many new social homes.
This first-hand experience has conditioned the ability of Civitas to develop approaches that present Housing Associations, Local Authorities and other housing professionals with flexible new funding options to secure additional permanent capital that they can deploy in the development of new social homes.
In particular, Civitas is able to combine equity release from existing social homes with continued tenant and property management of the homes by that Housing Association or Local Authority. Similarly, where it is more efficient, Civitas can provide solutions with tenant and property management being transferred to a more geographically cost-effective housing association or local authority.
At a time of chronic housing shortage, Civitas is able to support social housing providers in the restructuring of their housing portfolios to enable them to benefit from the lowest possible administration costs and so direct the maximum resources to provide the best tenant services and to building new social homes.
In all cases, the Company focus is on preserving the availability of social homes within the social sector and, in particular, to ensure that they continue to be made available to the audience for whom they were intended and where there is great social need.