The government announcement exempting supported housing projects in social housing from the 1% rent cut for a year could help provide some much-needed breathing space for all those committed to keeping the sector alive. A case needs to be built as to why this provision is too valuable to lose – part of this is around demonstrating the level of need and who would be affected by its demise. Finding a robust way to demonstrate this statistically is what HGO and Sitra have been working on (see here). More work is needed to make these conclusions even more robust (see here). Anyone interested in helping with this work should get in touch.