What is the Future of Supported Housing?

In this Housing LIN Viewpoint no 51, the author considers the history of supported housing, where we are now and where we might go in the future. He argues that supported housing has provided an important service for vulnerable people in the community for a long time but always seems to be under a review of one kind or another and its future never seems to be clear and every opportunity seems to be uncertainty. However, with the recent Department of Health Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund oversubscribed, he suggests that there is an increasing interest amongst funders, commissioners, developers and providers in what supported housing can offer.