Crucial research launched by the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network into supported housing for individuals with a learning disability and autistic people.

July 5, 2023

Today the Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network (LDA Housing Network) publishes vital research with Housing LIN on supported housing for people with learning disabilities and autistic people, providing the most up to date information on the size, scope, cost, supply and importantly future need of supported housing in England.

Golden Lane Housing is a member of the LDA Housing Network, a coalition of over 20 housing associations working together to raise awareness of the housing needs and aspirations of people with a learning disability and autistic people, promote the positive impact and value of supported housing, and tackle the country’s shortage of supported housing.


“Good quality supported housing can provide a lifetime of independence for people to live in the heart of their communities. This report shows the impact, value and need for new homes, and sets out the changes required to ensure we continue to meet this need for quality supported housing”.


John Verge, Chair Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network


The research, released today at the Houses of Parliament with MPs Bob Blackman and Clive Betts, sets out a series of recommendations for government, local authorities and providers of supported housing while capturing for the first time the future need for homes and resulting capital funding needed, to provide long-term supported housing provision, delivered as part of a well-regulated and sustainably funded sector.

Read the full report here