There is capacity in the market with a number of vacancies, however not all of these vacancies will be suitable for adults seeking accommodation and matching and compatibility will always be a big driver for demand management.
There are shortages of some categories of support, especially for complex provision and for those who require their own individual living space. There are several providers who are currently looking to expand and develop new services, and property developers are showing interest in setting up schemes within Essex. Processes for ensuring quality of housing stock and care provision are now implemented and embedded.
The Supported Living Framework has 80 providers and a further 58 have bid in the current reopening. This will result in an increased number of supported living providers and more housing options for adults. None have exited the market in recent years.