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.


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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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.

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.

Agency Management Contracts
14th April 2019


Nick Billingham of Devonshire Solicitors has reviewed the Agency Management Template Contracts.


The Template Contracts are now available for members to download on the Agency Management SHiP resources page


Oversight and Scrutiny of Supported Housing
14th April 2019


SHiP was delighted that the MHCLG, NHF and Homeless Link presented at the Annual Conference on the 31st January 2019. This gave our members an opportunity to feed directly into the Government proposals. Members can see the presentation on the Events Conference page


We are continuing to work with the MHCLG on the Government Oversight and Scrutiny of Supported Housing.


The NHF has provided an update of of the work they are doing on supported housing.



Forthcoming Events

NHF Events on shaping the new regulatory system for building safety
17th June 2019


The Government is due to consult on a new regulatory system for buildings, to implement the Hackitt Review recommendations. These NHF events are a chance to shape the Federation's submission to the consultation.

2nd July London

5th July Manchester

For more information contact the NHFNHFNHF



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Working Party on Oversight and Scrutiny
17th June 2019


SHiP held another meeting of the working party of members on the Government Oversight and Scrutiny of Supported Housing. Minutes are available to members by logging in and visiting the Events Pages under General Meetings.



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.