Supported Housing

HM Treasury written question – answered on 27th June 2016.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the effect on the public purse of the effects on the life chances of residents of the services and support provided through supported housing; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary

The Treasury has made no formal estimate of the impact on the public finances resulting from the effects of supported housing provision on the life chances of residents. However, analysis of the financial benefits of capital investment in specialist housing has previously been commissioned by the Homes and Communities Agency: Financial benefits of investment in specialist housing for vulnerable and older people (2010). This includes analysis of the impact of capital funding for specialist housing on the usage and associated costs of wider public services, including primary and secondary healthcare, social care, the criminal justice system, and the benefits system.

The Department for Work and Pensions and Department for Communities and Local Government are currently conducting an evidence review of the supported housing sector, which will report shortly.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.