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Supported housing schemes: ‘To be provided on behalf of, or not to be provided on behalf of, that is the question’

Paul Sandford (Freelance Welfare Rights Consultant, UK)
Jim Shepherd (Doughty Street Chambers, UK)

Social Care and Neurodisability

ISSN: 2042-0919

Article publication date: 2 August 2010

Abstract

This paper considers the funding of supported housing schemes. These are schemes that house vulnerable people with special needs in the community. The paper looks at why the future of these schemes has been threatened by a series of legal decisions interpreting the housing benefit regulations.The paper analyses the relevant regulations and looks at how they apply to supported housing schemes. It then sifts through the details of the case law and concludes by looking at the lessons that may be learned in the future.

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Sandford, P. and Shepherd, J. (2010), "Supported housing schemes: ‘To be provided on behalf of, or not to be provided on behalf of, that is the question’", Social Care and Neurodisability, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 43-49. https://doi.org/10.5042/scn.2010.0432

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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