On the back of Starts at Home day and the parliamentary debates on supported housing, the Government announced its new proposed funding model and scrapped the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) cap for supported housing.
The Government’s statement presents a positive way forward for the sector and shows that they have heard our concerns about the consequences of taking benefit entitlement away from a large number of supported and sheltered housing tenants. Thank you to everyone who has been involved with the campaign and helped highlight the real impact that supported housing makes every day.
Moving forward, we want to continue to celebrate the positive stories of supported housing and in particular residents living in short term services, and to build relationships with local politicians.
Over the last few months, we’ve received inspiring stories from members across the country. Please do continue to send us case studies that focus on residents living in short term services and we’ll add them to our Stories page. You can submit a case study here.
If you would like to reach out to your local MP, use our example supporter MP letter.