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£300 million needed every year for Supported Housing

15th August 2023

One of the most asked questions we get at the Gateway is, “Is there a demand in my area?” 

Well, a report published by the Learning Difficulties and Autism (LDA) Housing Network have found that £300m a year will be needed to support the demand for supported housing in England alone. 

Looking at just adults with autism and learning disabilities, over the next 15 years, an estimated 20,000 people are going to need care and support. 

So, is there demand? Absolutely, and you could be part of the supply. 

To read the full report, you can find it here. 

The report also lays out several recommendations, spanning strategic planning, funding allocation, and enhanced oversight and regulation. Notably, the study highlights an anticipated surge of 20,000 autistic adults and individuals with learning difficulties who will necessitate care and support over the next 15 years. 

To accommodate this mounting need, England is projected to require between 1,800 and 2,300 new homes. These homes will cater to those seeking to transition from their family homes, as well as young adults embarking on the shift from children's services.  This increase in supported housing is estimated to require an annual expenditure of £304 million throughout this time period. 

At the Gateway we are connected with a number of care providers who specialise in Learning Difficulties and Autism and they are already actively searching for properties.  If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

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