Supported housing: Understanding need and supply

This report highlights the growing shortfall in supported housing places, examines the causes, and highlights potential solutions.

It estimates that there are 109,556 available places in supported housing for those of working age in 2015/16, amounting to a shortfall of 15,640 - over 14% of existing supply - and suggests that if current trends continue, the annual shortfall will grow to 29,053 by 2019/20 and 46,771 by 2024/25.

It calls for government to adopt number of revenue and capital measures, including excluding housing for vulnerable people from reductions in social rents and from any Housing Benefit caps and continue Department of Health investment in supported housing.