Funding for supported and specialist housing
Care and Support Specialised Housing programme
This funding provides older and disabled Londoners with well-designed, accessible homes, enabling them to have an appropriate level of care, so they can live independent and dignified lives. The programme enables family-sized homes to be freed up, for families and others in housing need. It also helps reduce social care and health costs.
We are currently accepting bids for new schemes through our continuous bidding process. The Mayor has secured additional funding for this programme from the Government and the programme now runs until 31 March 2021.
Funding guidance for this programme is set out at the bottom of this page. Queries should be sent to [email protected]
Homelessness Change and Platform for Life programme
The Mayor’s Homelessness Change and Platform for Life fund aims to address homelessness and rough sleeping. The programme runs until 31 March 2021.
- Homelessness Change funding is for either building new hostels or refurbishing existing ones for people who would otherwise be homeless (or at risk of homelessness) and living on the street
- Platform for Life funding is for short-term accommodation for younger adults in education/training and or employment, as a step towards independent living.
We are currently accepting bids from boroughs, housing associations and voluntary sector organisations for new schemes through our continuous bidding process.
Funding guidance for these two programmes is set out at the bottom of this page. Queries should be sent to [email protected].gov.uk
In recognition of the extreme pressures facing the capital, and the Mayor’s commitment to tackle homelessness and to develop better support for victims of domestic abuse, the Mayor has set aside up to £50m of capital funding available to deliver move-on accommodation. The funding will help people move towards independent living, and free up valuable hostel and refuge accommodation so that it can be used more efficiently to provide support to those people who need it.
General guidance on bidding for funding can be found in the Homes for Londoners Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 Funding Guidance. Further guidance, revised in July 2018, specific to this funding can be found here.
Queries should be sent to [email protected]