Michael Patterson of the Supported Housing Blog is delighted to announce a series of face to face half-day events in January/February 2024 aimed at supported housing providers and commissioners and revenues and benefits team colleagues.

Please note all AM sessions start at 9.30am and end at 12.30pmPM sessions start at 1.30pm and end at 4.30pm. Refreshments will be available 45 minutes prior to start time with a comfort break in between.

Refreshments will be provided at the start of each event and midway through each event. Please note that lunch will not be provided.

“The Supported Housing Regulatory Oversight Act 2023” (AM)

“The DWP Guidance on Housing Benefit Claims for Supported Housing” (PM)

£48 for each half-day event inc VAT

Please note that both events will run consecutively on the same day. The Supported Housing Regulatory Oversight Act 2023 is from 9.30am-12.30pm and The DWP Guidance on Housing Benefit Claims for Supported Housing is from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Delegates can attend either or both events.

Monday 29th January 2024Birmingham Booked
Monday 5th February 2024Manchester Booked
Friday 9th February 2024Bristol Booked
Friday 16th February 2024Lincoln
Wednesday 21st February 2024Bury St Edmunds Available
Friday 23rd February 2024London https://www.resourceforlondon.orgFully Booked

You can download a booking form here. Please call 0800 772 0065 if you require assistance.

The Supported Housing Regulatory Oversight Act 2023 will involve the biggest change in 20 years to the organisation, commissioning, oversight and regulation of supported housing.

Supported housing providers and local authorities need to prepare for this change. This event will look at the context behind the legislation, the main clauses of the legislation, what it means for local authorities and providers. It will give you a clear understanding of the future shape of supported housing and the steps you need to take to prepare for and inform the shape of things to come in the supported housing ecosystem.

It will also look at the the consultation processes associated with the Act and set out the timeframes and stages of implementation of the Act, including but not limited to supported housing licensing arrangements, local supported housing strategies and infrastructure and the National Supported Housing Standards.

The DWP Guidance on Housing Benefit Claims for Supported Housing Enhanced housing benefit and intensive housing management have become an essential component of the supported housing sector over the years. The amounts of enhanced housing benefit paid annually has gone from £0 in 2005 to around £1 billion now.

As well as taking its cue from an understandable concern about the abuse of enhanced housing benefit, the Guidance also seeks to restrict eligibility for enhanced housing benefit to strictly property related services and functions.

This event will help you to understand how to construct and interpret an enhanced Housing Benefit claim, to identify what is eligible to be included and what isn’t. It will identify a list of routinely HB eligible intensive housing management and other costs and services. It will discuss what is meant by “care, support & supervision”. It will address the issue of local authority subsidy loss on enhanced HB claims and how that can be managed.