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GLH welcomes government announcement about the future funding of supported housing

31/10/2017

Golden Lane Housing (GLH) today welcomed the announcement by the government in relation to the funding of support housing.

This removes the threat to impose a cap on housing costs for some vulnerable people including those with a learning disability. It states that the government will continue to fund 100 percent of housing costs for long-term supported housing through the welfare system.

Alastair Graham, director of GLH, said, “This will be welcome news for many vulnerable tenants who had faced an uncertain future because of the threat to cap their housing benefits. It will enable housing providers like ourselves to press on with plans to develop much needed, high quality new housing in communities where people want to live. It offers hope for those people with a learning disability who are not living where they want or need to, whether that is in large, remote institutions or living with family members who are struggling to cope.

The changes are a testament to the determination of GLH tenants and their families who supported GLH and others in pressing the government to make these changes.”