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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Don't forget to visit the Members Noticeboardfor job opportunities plus properties wanted and offered.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
There is an amended briefing for members, so please log in and visit the publications page in members resources.