In this episode Michael Patterson discusses the issues around separating care provision and housing management in supported living. He talks about various solutions including forming a Community Interest Company, and working with Registered Providers. 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. Michael is able to interpret the likely direction of UK & devolved government policy and plays his part in influencing policy & thinking. This is partly through his widely-read Briefings & blogs, available on the Supported Housing Blog, and also through the series of public Briefing events he runs across the UK whenever an issue arises that affects the supported housing sector Supported Housing Consultancy – Michael Patterson The Supported Housing Blog – New Thinking In Supported Housing

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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