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Government announces strategies to aid social housing

21 August 2018

The Government has announced several significant plans to address concerns over housing for adults who require support.

Supported housing is designed to help people who are older, have learning disabilities or mental health conditions maintain independent lives. To aid concerns about shortages, an extra £76 million a year has been pledged to build new homes across the next three years. Ministers have also confirmed that existing housing benefits will remain in place for those living in supported homes.  

In addition, the Rough Sleeping Strategy has pledged to spend £100 million to combat and prevent people sleeping rough, with the aim of halving numbers by 2022 and ending it altogether by 2027.

These proposals were followed by the release of the Social Housing Green Paper, which has also outlined plans to provide essential, safe and well managed homes for those who need them.

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