In this episode Lisa Brown talks to Michael Patterson, about the history of supported housing particularly specialist supported housing and some of this issues surrounding its funding and regulation. Michael shares his thoughts on the future of the sector. This is an important episode to listen to if you want to get a better understand supported living.

Michael Patterson has been involved in supported housing & social care since the 1980s when he was a mental health support worker.

Since then Michael’s worked with a wide range of housing associations, charities, non-profit & private supported housing providers, local authorities & the NHS.

Michael advises on any aspect of supported housing and has a particular interest in the development of privately-funded supported housing, including revenue funding and enhanced Housing Benefit/Intensive Housing Management.

Michael is a well-known writer, commentator, public speaker and operational expert in supported housing & social care. He is also a PhD researcher in supported housing.

To contact Michael:

@mpattersonltd (Twitter)

Lisa Brown became a property developer after her nursing career. She then discovered the need for supported living property and has been exploring the challenges and solutions, to create more homes for those with support needs, ever since.

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