This guidance, produced by the Housing LIN for the Local Government Association, supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement, is intended to assist commissioners to take evidence-based decisions about Specialised Supported Housing (SSH), particularly lease-based SSH, to help protect and promote the best interests of people with a learning disability and autistic people, and other people with support needs.
This guidance for commissioners covers:
- how best to ensure that SSH, including the current lease-based model of SSH, works well for the people living in such supported housing
- considerations about the sustainability of existing lease-based SSH schemes
- considerations about entering into new lease-based and other SSH arrangements.
It has been produced by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (Housing LIN) based on extensive discussions with a wide range of sector stakeholders and it is intended to assist commissioners to take informed decisions about SSH, particularly lease-based SSH, in the context of the Regulator of Social Housing’s regulatory judgements and notices about a relatively small number of registered providers operating this lease-based model of SSH.