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 Government are consulting on The Heat Network (Metering and Billing) Regulations 2014 and SHiP need members input as to whether to put forward a case to include supported housing as an exempt category to the Regulations. The closing date has been extended to the 24th January 2020. If members want to input into the SHiP response please contact email@example.com
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.
The much awaited dates for the conference have been announced as 6th and 7th February 2020 and the venue is the Hilton City Leeds. The theme is 'rising to the challenge' responding to the number of emerging issues within the supported housing sector, including the Hackitt report, a new parliament and the Post-Brexit landscape. We will be combining this with a wider recognition of the need to hear and respond to the customer voice.
Closing Date for Bookings 16th January 2020