HUDU is currently funded by a levy on the five Integrated Care Boards in London. Up to July 2022 it was funded by the London Clinical Commissioning Groups and prior to this by the 31 London Primary Care Trusts.

The Unit operates as an arms-length body acting on behalf of the NHS and is hosted by the North East London Integrated Care Board.

The Unit is also aligned to the London Estates Delivery Unit (LEDU) which supports the London Estates Board. The London Estates Board (LEB) brings together the NHS in London, the Greater London Authority, London local government and central government partners.

Further information on the LEB and LEDU can be found here.