Contributors

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.

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

Email me or send me a direct private  (no character limits).

If you are an individual seeking assistance with supported housing, please contact your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or equivalent.

Philip Parnham

During a period of rapid change I am interested in helping individuals and organisations define, develop and maintain best practice standards in supported housing.

Martin and I enjoy applying ourselves to procedural reviews and the auditing of key documents. 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.

Email me or send me a direct private  (no character limits).

If you are an individual seeking assistance with supported housing, please contact your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or equivalent.