Housing association leaves care role as cuts bite
One of the south east’s leading housing associations is withdrawing from its role as a care provider in sheltered and supported housing.
Moat said it had made the decision following the removal of the ring fence around Supporting People funding in April 2009, and cuts to the SP budgets that have resulted from last October’s comprehensive spending review.
Moat will continue to develop accommodation for the supported housing sector, as well as developing and managing properties for general use.
The organisation said it will work with residents, staff and Supporting People teams to find the best local providers to replace its services. Care staff will transfer to the new providers under the TUPE regulations.
Tony Morgan, director of sheltered and supported services at Moat, said: ‘Moat will do everything possible to minimise disruption to residents and staff.
‘We understand that this may be unsettling for residents and staff, but wholeheartedly believe that our strength lies in meeting local targets by providing much-needed housing for older and vulnerable people.’