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.



QPR Video Training
6th July 2021


SHiP has produced a helpful online tutorial that supports staff filling in the QPR form.


Click the link below to view.












Breathing Space Moratorium
4th May 2021


The Debt Respite (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 came into effect on 4th May 2021.It aims to give legal protection to individual in debt from creditors for a period of time.


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Covid-19 Advice and Guidance
19th December 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
19th December 2020


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

Social Housing White Paper
19th November 2020


The Government has launched their long awaited white paper.


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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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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 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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Forthcoming Events

SHiP Annual Conference 2021
18th August 2021




SHiP's Annual Conference took place on the 16th and 17th September at Leeds Hilton.

Members were thrilled to be meeting in person at this event having followed Covid guidelines. The days covered a wide range of topics pertinent to the sector including mental wellbeing, fire safety, housing law, mental capacity and safeguarding. Speakers presented on current and future challenges including the MHCLG, NHF, LGA alongside providers and contributors to supported housing blogs.







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.