Supported Housing: Finance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 2nd July 2018.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether (a) his and (b) other Government Departments have carried out an economic assessment of the amount of money supported and sheltered housing schemes save the public purse annually.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Supported housing is a vital service in a country that works for all. It brings savings to other parts of the public sector, such as health and social care, as well as helping those services to deliver better outcomes for vulnerable people. Analysis by my Department in 2016, based on a report commissioned from Frontier Economics on Specialist Housing in 2010, estimated that the net fiscal benefit of providing supported housing is £3.53 billion per annum. We are clear that our approach on supported housing must continue to underpin the vital contribution that supported housing makes to the country.

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