In this episode well known researcher Imogen Blood discusses her recent research into the impact of social housing. They looked at a wide range of services and tenant groups and studied the interaction between health and supported housing services. They examined the impact of supported housing on health and found how complex tenants support needs actually are, with many tenants experiencing one or more physical and mental health need. Imogen shares some important guidance from the research for supported housing providers to take into practice.

Imogen Blood began her career working in supported housing for people experiencing homelessness and is a qualified social worker. She then moved into research and held several university and charity research posts before setting up the social research consultancy Imogen Blood & Associates in 2009. Her research interests are wide-ranging, and she has carried out various national studies and local strategic reviews on housing with support and/or care. These include the Supported Accommodation Review and the Evaluation of the Supported Housing Oversight Pilots for the UK Government, as well as studies funded by supported housing providers and charities such as National Housing Federation, Riverside Housing Group and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Here is the link to the study

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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