Peter Aldous urges Government to continue to liaise with supported housing sector on new funding proposals

21st December 2017

Following the Ministerial statement on the Government’s plans for a new funding model for supported housing, Peter Aldous seeks assurance from the Minister that the Government will continue to liaise closely with interested parties on the issue of short-term emergency accommodation and the need to stimulate much-needed new development.

I commend the Minister for the great deal of work he has done in this complicated policy area. Will he assure me that he will continue to liaise closely with the sector to address two particular issues: first, short-term emergency accommodation; and secondly, the need to stimulate much-needed new development?

I thank my hon. Friend for his kind words and commend him for the hard work that he has put in on this issue. He asked about short-term emergency accommodation and new supply. On both fronts, we will be working closely with the sector to make sure that there is progress. It is already happening—the Home Group has confirmed that it will spend another £50 million on supported housing—but we want to make sure that the £400 million we have set aside for capital funding goes out to build good-quality supported housing, building on the other 27,000 supported-housing units we have built since 2011.

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