On 24 July 2013, following a call from the Government asking local authorities to bid for a share of up to £315 million in two phases to boost the supported housing market, Norman Lamb, Care and Support Minister, announced the successful bids from Phase One of the Department of Health's Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund (CASSHF) programme. Click here (opens new window) for more on the background to the Fund. On 17 February 2015, the Department of Health published details of Phase Two of CASSHF (Click here or go to the drop down menu in the left hand column for further details).
Phase One: Administered by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and the Greater London Authority (GLA), 121 projects received a share of the CASSHF to improve the housing for disabled and older people, amounting to over 3,500 new homes (669 in London and a further 2,875 across the rest of England). For background information, visit the DH webpage (opens new window).
The full list of Phase One CASSHF schemes overseen by the HCA and GLA can now be found at:
- HCA - CASSHF schemes (xlsx - 19Kb) (opens new window)
- GLA - MCASSHF schemes (pdf - 76Kb) (opens new window)
A breakdown of Phase One CASSHF by Housing LIN region is also available on the Regions pages of our website.
Click here for details about Phase Two of the DH CASSH Fund administered by the HCA and GLA, announced in February and March 2015 respectively, or go to the drop down menu in the left hand column.
For more information on funding specialised housing, visit our Funding Matters pages
A record of DH funded schemes
Built into the conditions of grant in the DH's Prospectus, the Housing LIN has been tasked with the responsibility for sharing lessons and information and knowledge exchange, including keeping a record of all completed DH funded schemes on our online scheme directory (opens new window).
The HCA and GLA have now notified all the successful bidders and their partners in Phase One and Phase Two to register with the Housing LIN in order that they can take part in the Housing LIN's knowledge and information exchange opportunities. They are expected to now supply information about their pipeline development.
- To register with the Housing LIN: Click here to register with the Housing LIN (opens new window)
- To access the pro forma and return it to the Housing LIN (see timetable below) so that information can be uploaded on the online scheme directory: Click here to download the pro forma
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