Our Team

Housing & Support Partnership works with a small number of partner organisations and individuals who are experts in their respective fields.


Ian Copeman is Director of HSP. He joined HSP in 2006. At HSP he has a track record of working with a large number of local authorities, NHS organisations, housing associations, support providers and research funding bodies to undertake a wide range of projects in relation to housing, accommodation and support (see Our Services and Publications for examples of his work).


The HSP/IBA bring highly effective approaches, based on a rigorous synthesis of demographic, business specific and financial analysis combined with qualitative and contextual insights, to meet their client’s requirements.

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HSP works regularly with Jeremy Porteus, Director Housing LIN. The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), formerly responsible for managing the Department of Health's (DH) Extra Care Housing capital programme, is the leading 'knowledge hub' for a growing network of housing, health and social care professionals in England involved in planning, commissioning, designing, funding, building and managing housing with care for older people.

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Martyn has expertise in enhancing management capacity in adult social care organisations in both the public and not-for-profit sectors. He has proven experience in working with managers and teams in service commissioning and provision.

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Case Studies
Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council

HSP produced a market position statement that covers all accommodation options, registered care, sheltered/retirement housing and extra care housing, and related care/support options for older people. This has involved an assessment of the need for different housing, accommodation and support options and including projections of specific demand and strategic recommendations for the Council.

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A Measure of Success

A Measure of Success

An evaluation of 10 extra care housing schemes for people with learning disabilities across England.

The schemes are diverse. They range from bungalows shared by two people to a collection of re-modelled sheltered housing schemes. Four are based on private sector housing or ownership.

Each example is the basis for detailed lessons set out in the report including points about design, legal agreements, care services.

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