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Content published before December 2016

This page highlights some of the current parliamentary material available on supported housing. This includes select committee reports, briefing papers on current legislation and other subjects produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.

Commons Briefing Papers

DateDescription
28.09.2016Paying for supported housing
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains the impact of the Government's policy of requiring rent reductions, and also the application of Local Housing Allowance caps, on the supported housing sector. The sector has argued that the measures threaten its viability. On 15 September 2016 the Government announced that LHA caps will apply in 2019/20.
13.07.2016Sources of Statistics: Housing
This introductory guide provides sources of statistics on housing.
23.03.2016Leasehold retirement homes: exit/event fees
This House of Commons Library briefing paper explains action taken by the Office of Fair Trading and the Law Commission to investigate the fees charged by managing agents or freeholders when a leasehold owner of a retirement flat wants to sell or rent out their home. These fees are often referred to as 'exit' or 'event' fees.
10.02.2016The UN Inquiry into the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the UK
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is conducting an inquiry into the impact of the UK Government's policies on people with disabilities in relation to their human rights obligations. This briefing paper provides information on the Committee, details of the inquiry and an overview of the Government's policies in relation to people with disabilities.
09.12.2015Housing an Ageing Population (England)
This House of Commons Library briefing paper discusses the challenges around providing housing for older people in the midst of both a growing population and a still recovering housing market. It covers issues around housing stock; adaptations; retirement housing and asset release.
16.07.2012The Supporting People programme
This paper sets out the Supporting People policy, intended to fund services to help vulnerable people live independently and first introduced by the Labour Government in April 2003. Initially a ring fenced grant to local authorities of 1.8 billion, it was estimated in 2009 that the net financial benefits of the programme were 3.41 billion.
26.04.2012Warden support in sheltered housing
This note considers the issue of the removal of resident wardens from sheltered housing and the move towards a model of "floating support".

Lords Library Notes

DateDescription
04.12.2015Residential Care Sector
This House of Lords Library Note has been prepared ahead of a debate that is scheduled to take place in the House on 10 December 2015 on the following motion: '[...] that this House takes note of the quality and viability of the residential care sector in the light of the Government's decision to delay the implementation of the care cost cap'.

Select Committee Reports

DateDescription
18.01.2010The Supporting People Programme.
Government response. Communities and Local Government report [Commons]
12.10.2009The Supporting People Programme.
Communities and Local Government Select Committee report [Commons]

Early Day Motions

DateDescription
25.05.2010SHELTERED HOUSING WARDENS
That this House notes with concern reductions in funding for Supporting People services; further notes that this is leading to the threat of a removal of warden-supported housing complexes; ...
18.11.2009SHELTERED HOUSING WARDENS
That this House notes with concern reductions in funding for Supporting People services;notes that this is leading to the threat of a removal of warden-supported housing complexes; ...
13.01.2009SHELTERED HOUSING WARDENS
That this House notes with concern reductions in funding for supporting people services; further notes that this is leading to the threat of a removal of warden-supported housing complexes; ...
11.12.2007HOMELESSNESS (No. 2)
That this House notes that next year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Government's commitment to reduce by two-thirds the number of homeless people forced to sleep rough and the ...

Glossary

  • Commons Briefing Papers (CBP) Papers providing in-depth and impartial analysis on every major piece of primary legislation and on other topics of public and parliamentary concern. Regular statistics papers are also published.
  • Early Day Motions (EDMs) - formal motions submitted by MPs in the House of Commons
  • POSTnotes (POST PN) - proactive four-page policy briefings from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology based on reviews of the research literature, interviews with stakeholders and peer review, commissioned by the POST Board
  • Lords Library Notes (LLN) - authored publications by the research section of the House of Lords Library that provide analysis of Bills, subjects for debate in the House and other issues of interest to Members.
  • Select Committee Reports - papers produced by all select committees of both Houses