Record number of MPs attend supported housing debate

Thanks to our members’ hard work engaging with MPs, the Westminster Hall debate had an unprecedented turnout.

11 October 2017

Peter Aldous MP (Conservative, Waveney) held his Westminster Hall debate on the future funding of supported housing on Tuesday 10 October.

As a result of members contacting their local MPs, asking them to attend, the debate saw record levels of attendance for Westminster Hall, with 55 MPs attending the half hour debate. During the debate, MPs from across the political spectrum raised their concerns about the current proposed funding model and the LHA cap.

We’d like to thank everyone for their hard work over recent months to engage with MPs on this vital issue, which has really demonstrated the value of the sector coming together and building positive relationships with their local politicians.

In his response, the Minister for Local Government, Marcus Jones MP, reiterated his thanks to the sector for working closely with Government during this process. He reconfirmed that the Government’s white paper on the next steps for supported housing will be released this autumn.

We will keep members updated on the timings of the white paper and ensure that all members’ concerns are reflected in our response.