The Government’s decision to drop the proposal to cap the amount of Housing Benefit paid to tenants in supported housing at the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate came after concerted campaigning by the sector.
Despite this victory, the future of short-term supported housing (provided for up to two years) remains under threat. We are supporting Rethink Mental Illness’ survey on mental health supported housing and are keen to hear your opinions on the impact of the Government’s new funding proposals your service and the people you support.
Understanding the perspectives of service managers and staff within supported housing services is a vital part of securing the future of short-term services. Your views will add new evidence to the debate on supported housing from the people who work with those affected by mental illness every day.
The results of this survey, which gives you the opportunity to have your voice heard, will form the basis of a report that will be published in the summer, before the Government publishes its response to the consultation on the latest proposals.
This survey takes around 15 minutes to complete. All of your responses will be treated anonymously. Please do take the time to include additional comments as part of your response and thank you for your support.
We would appreciate it if colleagues could complete the survey or pass onto relevant colleagues by Friday 4 May. The survey can be found here.