Developing a Strategic Housing Needs Assessment
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Campbell Tickell was commissioned by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Commissioning System (ICS) to develop a Strategic Housing Needs Assessment, assessing the number and types of supported housing and independent living housing units needed for people with learning disabilities, autism and severe mental ill health from 2020-2030.

Our approach:

Covering four local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield,  CT worked with the housing strategy and supply officers, social care commissioners and the CCGs across the ICS footprint.

Gathering data on current needs and model projected needs over the next 10 years, CT tested assumptions with key officers to produce a robust and credible assessment of the number and type of units needed.

Throughout, our team worked closely with people with lived experience to co-produce the recommendations on the types of housing needed. Having mapped this, CT then matched it to the current and known supply to arrive at a net need for each local authority.

Our team also supported the ICS and its partners in housing to agree a plan for integrating the findings and projections into the LAs future housing plans and development pipelines.


This Strategic Housing Needs Assessment will be used over the next 10 years to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, autism and severe mental ill health in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

Philippa Hughes, Housing Senior Manager at NHS England and NHS Improvement said:

Campbell Tickell worked very closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the ICS,  to develop this housing needs assessment, which will be invaluable in meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions in the four local authorities.

The level of detail and range of data sets which were brought together from a housing, social care and health perspective have provided an evidenced based projection of future housing need amongst this population which is so often overlooked in strategic housing plans.

The housing needs assessment provides the ICS with an amazing opportunity to strategically work with housing colleagues to meet the housing needs identified for the next 10 years.


To find out more, contact Liz Zacharias, Senior Consultant:

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How can we help you?

Contact the Campbell Tickell team at their Wembley office.