Policy Development

    We are commissioned by government, local authorities and providers to develop strategic policy. Policy development can operate at a number of different levels including providing advice and support to government on national programmes, or strategic advice to a local authority to effect change or a strategic approach for a provider in relation to their business.

    We were commissioned by the then ODPM to provide consultancy support in developing the Supporting Programme and are currently commissioned by a number of authorities to help them mainstream this programme.

    We also develop operational policies for providers. These include policies and procedures on housing management, care and support and finance. We wrote the NHF Guide to Housing Management for Supported Housing.