||<p>Supported accommodation plays a vital role in the lives of many vulnerable people.
A safe and stable and supportive place to live can be the key to unlocking better
outcomes for people and for many it is a stepping stone to independent living in the
longer term. The Government values the role supported housing plays and is committed
to encouraging further development to meet future demand.</p><p>The Secretary of State
confirmed in his written Ministerial Statement to Parliament on 15<sup>th</sup> September
that the Government will shortly be publishing a consultation document on supported