Supported Housing: Learning Disability

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 22nd October 2018.

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Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Labour, Tottenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the suitability of supported living accommodation for people with complex and severe learning difficulties.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

We have made no recent assessment but we are committed to the vital role that supported housing plays in the lives of many vulnerable people. As announced on 9 August, my department and the Department for Work and Pensions are working closely with supported housing stakeholders to develop additional oversight of the quality and value for money of housing across the whole supported housing sector. This will include accommodation for people with complex and severe learning difficulties.

More widely, the Department for Health and Social Care invested £25 million over 2016-18 in 52 separate projects, in housing and technology to support people with a learning disability to live as independently as possible with the right care and support.

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