Response to the Government announcement on supported housing funding

9 August 2018

Responding to the Government announcement that all supported housing funding will be covered by the welfare system, that ends the plan to fund short-term accommodation through council grants, David Orr Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation said:

“This is a hugely welcome decision that shows that the Government has listened to the concerns of housing associations and the people who use these vital homes and services.

"After years of uncertainty, we are delighted that housing costs will remain in the social security system for all supported housing, sheltered and extra care. 

"The sector has worked together to demonstrate the value of supported housing, ensuring the Government understood the need to protect these homes and services and put a funding model in place that would encourage future development.

"This announcement means that hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are vulnerable, will continue to receive the support they need by right, through the social security system. It gives them the certainty and security they need and deserve.”