About: Care & Support

Cuts in social housing development grants and Supporting People funding means that care providers are having to do more with less. Coupled with the increasing needs of our ageing population and the challenges of delivering new extra care housing, many providers are looking for legal advice to navigate this ever changing external environment. We work extensively on the provision of care and supported housing, from both the development and provider perspectives, as well as on the management and support of those schemes.

Our clients include providers of social housing, local authorities, charities, lenders, private providers and agencies, and management bodies. Working with this broad range of clients means we have a unique perspective on the competing issues and interests of different parties. The benefit to you is that you receive strategic, well informed advice that takes into account all angles and perspectives of key stakeholders.

We have decades of experience advising housing sector stakeholders and we have pro-actively influenced the development of the social housing sector. We work closely with key trade bodies in developing policy and best practice to help our clients tackle the challenges they face.

At Winckworth Sherwood, our experts advise on all aspects of development work for care and supported housing, including:

  • Site acquisition and development including construction and regeneration (including associated disposals)
  • Advising on changes to public policy and human rights challenges
  • Drafting and reviewing tenancy agreements, licenses and other forms of occupation agreement (short and long term)
  • Employment matters including DBS checks
  • Advising on changes to public policy and human rights challenges
  • Possession claims (such as ASB and rent arrears) and support for your team conducting such claims
  • Management agreements and policies, service level agreements and support contracts
  • Consulting on questions and impact of mental capacity and suitability of occupation agreements for different types of users
  • Corporate governance and vires issues
  • Funding agreements with third party bodies such as NHS and local authorities
  • Floating support as well as residential scheme provision

Key Contact



Charlotte
Cook

Partner, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 5107

Key Contact