Section: Supported Housing

New funding strategy for supported housing outlined by Government

Posted 01.11.17
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A tailored approach aimed at protecting and encouraging the supply of a wide range of supported housing has been set out by Government.

All long-term housing will remain in the welfare system and a proposed 'sheltered rent' for sheltered and extra care housing will keep rent and service charge at an appropriate level.

Local areas will be taking a bigger role in providing short-term and emergency housing through a ring-fenced grant to local authorities by April 2020.

This will help vulnerable people to access secure accommodation without worrying about meeting housing costs at a difficult point in their lives.

The grant will be underpinned by a National Statement of Expectation, setting out how local authorities should plan effectively for provision in their area.

The Government's latest policy statement is published online including further consultation on the detailed implementation of the flexible funding models for both sheltered rent and long term supported accommodation.

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Updated 09.11.17

  • National Housing Federation: Securing the long-term future of short-term supported housing services - blog by Catherine Ryder.
  • Campbell Tickell: Implications of the consultation on supported and sheltered housing - blog by Liz Zacharias.

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