Supported housing pilots 2020-21

1. In conjunction with the publication of the Government’s National Statement of Expectations for supported housing in October 2020 the Government announced £3 million to fund pilots in 5 areas:1Government Press Release (20 October 2020)

  1. Birmingham;
  2. Blackburn;
  3. Blackpool;
  4. Bristol; and
  5. Hull.

2. According to the Government, the pilots were created in order to:

  1. improve quality;
  2. enforcement;
  3. oversight; and
  4. value for money.

3. The pilots were expected to focus on short-term, non-commissioned and HB exempt supported accommodation.

4. At the time of publication the pilots were intended to run until the end of March 2021.

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