09th June 2021

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

Supported Housing and the Law book launch and seminar

Wednesday 9th June | 5pm - 6pm

Join us for an event to launch the second edition of Supported Housing and the Law. The authors, Sue Baxter, Helen Carr and Dave Cowan, will be in conversation with Sue James, LAG's chief executive, discussing the major issues affecting the supported housing sector with a focus on how to deliver good quality services and improve tenancy management for vulnerable tenants.

Sue Baxter is a leading housing professional with over 30 years’ experience in the supported and social housing sector. Her experience ranges from managing specialist provision, including domestic abuse and complex needs, to working for large registered providers.

Helen Carr is a professor at Kent Law School and sits as a fee paid judge of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber). Her research interests are housing, homelessness and social care.

David Cowan has been professor of law and policy at the University of Bristol Law School for nearly 20 years. He has researched and written widely on housing and homelessness issues and practises as a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, where he is an associate member.


Supported Housing and the Law is a highly practical and accessible handbook to the law of England and Wales relating to the supported housing sector. It offers guidance on how to deliver good quality services and improve tenancy management. By promoting best practice models for the provision of housing, care and support, this book aims to support providers to empower vulnerable tenants to live independently and enjoy a good quality of life.

The book is helpfully divided into three main sections covering: the background and regulatory framework; law and practice; and procedure. Each chapter is clearly and consistently set out with key points and summaries and case studies are used to illustrate the legal issues being covered.

Contents include:

  • What is supported housing?

  • Regulating and managing organisations

  • Regulating property

  • Keeping property in repair – private law responsibilities

  • Homelessness

  • Status and security

  • Paying for supported housing

  • Occupancy agreements

  • Going to law

  • Anti-social behaviour and crisis management

  • Possession proceedings

  • Coronavirus

Supported Housing and the Law is required reading for housing and support providers including registered social landlords, managing agents, advice agencies, housing associations and legal practitioners concerned with improving practice in tenancy management for the benefit of vulnerable tenants. It should also be an invaluable resource for tenants and their advocates empowering them to ensure that they receive quality services.

To register here, click here.