Martin Ward and Philip Parnham are writing on this site. Other contributors are welcome.

Martin Ward

I am an independent consultant on supported housing and benefit-related matters. I have provided consultancy services for many national organisations as well as local authorities and large and small housing providers across the UK for over 30 years. 

I am the co-author of:

  • the Shelter/CIH Guide to Housing Benefit, and
  • the Guide to Universal Credit and  Council Tax Rebates.

My current interest is the financing of supported housing in the UK and regulatory regimes that drive up standards. I am interested in the structured, graphical and quantitative representation of complex matters that aid understanding and action. 

Let’s talk if you have a project of interest.

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Philip Parnham

During a period of rapid change I am interested in helping all key stakeholders define, develop and maintain best practice standards in supported housing for the sake of vulnerable residents on HB.

Martin and I enjoy applying ourselves to policy reviews. At the moment our Twitter stream focuses on the supported housing oversight pilots, the Government’s Supported Housing: National Statement of Expectations, the regulatory framework and HB administration at both a national and local level. 

I initially qualified as a solicitor. Since 2010 I have been a consultant (non-practising solicitor) specialising in exempt accommodation. I am currently analysing policies and assisting housing providers with support plans, contact logs and system audits as these relate to the provision of exempt accommodation to residents with support needs.

Send a direct private message to either of us via Twitter (no character limits)