Housing benefit will be kept in place for all those living in supported housing, the Government has announced today.
Last year the Government consulted on possible new ways of funding supported housing. These models included grant funding for short-term provision. Under the grant model, councils would have received funding and paid short-term supported housing rents at their discretion. Having listened to views from providers, including YMCA England & Wales, the Government has decided housing benefit will remain in place to fund this accommodation.