Each shared neighbourhood is supported through the development and delivery of a five-year Good Relations Plan. The Good Relations Plan is managed by the Housing Association developing the shared scheme and it includes ‘bonding’ programmes which are delivered to the new shared neighbourhood residents, and ‘bridging’ programmes which are delivered between the new shared residents and residents from surrounding communities. The Good Relations Support funding is paid in three stages, linked to specific criteria.
The delivery of shared housing is now an action in the Draft Programme for Government 2016 - 2021, and the Department for Communities is committed to delivering approx. 200 shared social housing units per year as part of the Social Housing Development Programme. The Programme for Government shared housing is badged ‘Housing for All’.