Peter Aldous seeks reassurance that applications to the Levelling Up Fund from the Waveney area will still be considered even though, as part of the wider East Suffolk Council area, they are designated as category 2.
Peter has campaigned to secure improvements to universal credit to ensure vulnerable people are protected and debt does not build up. He also campaigns for long term funding settlements to help supported housing providers.
Peter Aldous highlights challenges for social mobility in coastal communities such as Lowestoft and calls for co-ordinated action, across all Government Departments, to ensure that children in seaside towns have every opportunity to realise their full potential.
As the covid-19 pandemic continues, Peter Aldous calls for an extension of the suspension of benefit deductions for the recovery of universal credit overpayments which has been a lifeline to many vulnerable people over the last six months.
Peter Aldous welcomes Government efforts to address homelessness and rough sleeping but calls for speedier action and longer-term certainty in funding provision. He specifically calls on the Government to ensure local authorities are adequately funded to support the Homelessness Reduction Act, reduce the five-week wait time for first payment of universal credit and restore the local housing allowance rates to at least the 30th percentile of the local market.