Supported Housing: Housing Benefit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 18th September 2017.

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Photo of Julie Elliott Julie Elliott Labour, Sunderland Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the likely effects of plans to limit the amount of housing benefit that can be claimed by people living in supported housing to the level of local housing allowance on the ability of vulnerable people to afford adequate accommodation.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Developing a workable and sustainable funding model for supported housing is a priority for the Government. We will set out further details on the Government’s plans in the autumn.

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