Demand Outstrips Supply
Supported housing has changed the lives of more than 175,000 individuals, typically people with life-long disabilities, enabling them to enjoy quality accommodation set within the community that acts as a base for the delivery of their care needs.
Demand significantly outstrips supply in most parts of the UK and data from the National Housing Federation suggests that this is likely to get worse without major investment by entities such as Civitas.
Drivers for this demand include:
Medical advances – survival at premature birth
Longer life expectancy
Closure of long-stay hospitals
Government policy to promote care in the community
Greater occurrence of mental health issues
Increasing UK population
A decline in the number and availability of social homes