In this episode Kristy Brown and Sue Clark share their experience of setting up a supported housing CIC to support people experiencing mental health challenges. They talk about doing things differently with a focus on person centered quality support. They share the challenges and the reality of setting up a new service, and offer some great advice for those looking to get into supported housing or who wish to understand supported housing better.

After 20 years as a civil servant Kristy Brown entered the world of social and supported housing and property on a mission to house and empower others. Kristy has worked in a variety of ventures and projects which have assisted property owners and social and supported housing providers in connecting and helping to house our most vulnerable but most recently found her calling as a supported living provider and advisor in the sector .

Sue Clark worked in health and social care and has a background in counselling and extensive knowledge of property; owning and renting her own diverse property portfolio. Sue owns a supported living provision in Birmingham and has successfully helped many residents to tackle the root cause of the issues they face in order to move on in life.


Lisa became a property investor after a long nursing career. She initially developed heritage properties and then a chance encounter led her to discover supported living. She realized this was a powerful way to invest in property while creating homes for those who need them most.

Lisa set about discovering why property investors struggle to let their properties to supported living providers and why providers struggle to find property to let. She has been educating people, raising awareness and working on solutions to this problem ever since. Lisa is the host of the Supported Living Property Podcast and YouTube channel and formed The Supported Living Property Facebook Group. Lisa is founder of The Supported Living Property Network, a place for property investors and supported living providers to connect, build relationships and communicate about property they have available and/or need. Membership includes access to training courses, monthly training events and networking events.

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