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First update from the Future of Welfare Reform Task and Finish Group (January 2016)

First update from the Future of Welfare Reform Task and Finish Group (January 2016)

12 April 2016

Justin Freeman is Head of Income Management and Allocations at ForViva and Chair of the Task and Finish Group
The National Housing Federation has a new national group on welfare reform to provide member intelligence from across the sector and ensure the work of the Federation reflects the breadth of housing association experience and aspiration. The group will also support it in developing and testing new policy ideas and responses to the Government.

Tagged with: Welfare reform, Member blog

The Local Housing Allowance cap could undo decades of work to support the most vulnerable

The Local Housing Allowance cap could undo decades of work to support the most vulnerable

25 January 2016

Mairead Carroll is London External Affairs Manager at the National Housing Federation
Housing associations provide safe homes and support for people living with dementia, care leavers, older people and people with experience of homelessness and abuse. If the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap is applied to supported housing, all this is under threat.

Tagged with: Health, care and housing, Welfare reform, Federation blog

Changes to housing benefit for social tenants will hit young people

Changes to housing benefit for social tenants will hit young people

7 December 2015

Pippa Bell is a Policy Officer at the National Housing Federation
Over the last week I’ve been unpicking the implications of the announcement that housing benefit for social tenants will be limited to the level of the local housing allowance (LHA) which would be available if they rented privately. There are still significant details that have not yet emerged, most importantly how this may apply to supported housing and what the impact would be.

Tagged with: Welfare reform, Federation blog

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