Transitional housing provides short-term housing for up to 12 weeks for people with immediate housing needs, along with support to help them find long-term homes. Transitional housing places are managed by specialist providers who are skilled in providing social support services, tenancy-related support, and managing properties and tenancies.
Boosts in funding from the 2018/19 Budgets has increased the number of transitional housing places available, with a net increase of 327 places (total available 3,116) between 1 July 2019 and 31 May 2020. Between 1 July 2020 and 31 December 2020, the total number of transitional housing places increased by a net of 722 to 3956.
An additional 1,000 transitional homes were announced in February 2020 as part of the Homelessness Action Plan (see above) and a further 2,000 transitional homes were funded through Budget 2020.