Supported Housing in Partnership

SHiP is a membership organisation comprising housing associations (Registered Providers) who provide supported housing.



We provide a forum for information sharing, training plus development of best practice through meetings, learning events, conferences and our website.


A significant part of our work is supporting members' work with their managing agents including member toolkits and resources.


SHiP is a limited company.


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Benefits of membership


  • You have a place at two day supported housing conference (inclusive of overnight stay) and training events.
  • You can access SHiP produced and member shared resources including toolkits and contract for managing agent relationship.
  • You can participate in virtual and face-to-face networking and information sharing at meetings and via email.


MHCLG National Statement of Expectation
20th October 2020


The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has now published its National Statement of Expectations for Supported Housing. This is a set of guidelines for local authorities and supported housing providers, setting out good practice for the housing management aspects of supported housing provision.

Gas safety certs and s21 notices
1st July 2020


Court of Appeal has now handed down an important judgment on how the prohibition on serving s.21 notices operates when a landlord hasn't provided a gas safety certificate.


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Vacancy for Management Commitee
23rd June 2020


We are keen to recruit new members to join the Management Committee and in particular to the role of Chair of Agency Management Group and new roles of Vice Chair to our General and Agency Management Groups. Current and previous members have stated it is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the direction of SHiP and the sector as a whole, given SHiP's increased profile in recent years. Members who are interested in applying please visit the Management Committee page

Covid-19 Advice and Guidance
26th March 2020


SHiP is working with members on how to respond to the COVID-19 emergency. We are working with the MHCLG as well as other membership organisations including the National Housing Federation on a supported housing response to the pandemic.


We have set up a dedicated COVID-19 resource page for our members which includes members questions, emerging good practice and briefings.


Members Noticeboard
2nd March 2020


Don't forget to visit the Members Noticeboardfor job opportunities plus properties wanted and offered.

SHiP response to House of Lords call for Evidence Universal Credit
2nd March 2020



SHiP has responded to the House of Lords call for evidence on the impact of Universal Credit. Our response focuses on the key issues for claimants and landlords of supported housing.

SHiP response to Government Consultation on Individual Heat Meters and Billing
21st December 2019



The Government has consulted on The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and SHiP asked for member input as to whether to put forward a case to include supported housing as an exempt category to the Regulations. The closing date was the 24th January 2020 and here is our response.


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SHiP Response to Goverment Consultation - Abolition of s21
11th November 2019



SHiP responded to the Government consultation on the abolition of s21 notices which will mean that there is little to distinguish between Assured and Assured Shorthold Tenancies. We responded specifically to the question if the regime should be retained for Housing Associations and specifically Supported Housing. After consulting with members we advised that the regime should be retained for supported housing. The full response can be found on the full website under current work Government Proposals Impacting on Supported Housing.

SHiP Response to Hackitt Consultation On Fire Safety
31st July 2019



SHiP has responded to MHCLG on the Hackitt consultation on Fire Safety. Our response focuses on the implications on supported/sheltered housing including where properties are agency managed. We are seeking regulations that recognise the complexities of supported housing provision, building a robust but achievable framework that does not limit clients' human rights. We have offered to share with the Ministry the SHiP agency monitoring arrangements on fire safety.


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SHiP Publication on Assured Shorthold Tenancies and s21 notices
26th July 2019


SHiP has produced a publication to support members navigating the prescribed requirements for new and existing Assured Shorthold Tenancies. Please log in and visit the publications page its under finance.

SHiP briefing on Sheltered and Specified Accommodation
24th May 2019


There is an amended briefing for members, so please log in and visit the publications page in members resources.

Forthcoming Events

SHiP Annual Conference
7th February 2020



The Annual Conference was a great success and all presentations are loaded onto the events page for members to download.






Sorry, SHiP can't advise you about finding accommodation or what to do if you are homeless.


If you need help contact Shelter on 0808 800 4444 or if it's an emergency 0808 164 4660.