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.
SHiP has received notification from a number of sources regarding the management of the Coronavirus situation.
It is pointless us repeating advice already well researched, so we simply offer you here a link to what we think will be the most relevant webpages we are aware of
Many of these links are being regularly updated but remember this is a fast moving situation and it is important to make sure you have the latest versions.
1. NHF guidance
2. National Care Forum dedicated pages
3. .Gov.uk guidance for hostels, day centres and supported living/care
4. BBC guides
5. DWP: guidance for employers and claimants
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.