Care & Support
The capping of housing benefit in line with Local Housing Allowance is just one part of a much wider issue, says Jules Birch
Ministers have promised to take steps to improve alarm services in social housing, after a man died waiting for an ambulance after contacting a housing association’s emergency call line.
The chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF) has hit out at a government proposal to hand supported housing funding to councils because he fears it will create geographical inequalities.
The government’s proposals for supported housing funding risk breaking part of the market that is currently working, warns Howard Nankivell of Anchor
Wales needs a special budget to encourage building homes for older people to help cope with the country’s ageing population, a report claims.
Older people should be excluded from the government’s supported housing funding changes “until at least 2022”, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has said.
Despite offering support to the Homelessness Reduction Bill in the Lords, Labour does not share the optimistic view that committed funding will be sufficient, says Andy Slaughter
The Local Housing Allowance cap for supported housing risks “breaking” sheltered housing, three major specialist housing providers have warned.
OPINION: While there is a noticeable shift in improving standards in the private rental market, housing options for people at all stages of their life should have been a focus of the Housing White Paper, says David Cowans
Children and pregnant women will spend no longer than one week in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation, the Scottish Government has pledged.
In the opening investigation in our new series, IH Spotlight, Sophie Barnes unveils the first exclusive analysis of the lower benefit cap
Placeshapers has rejected the government’s proposed Local Housing Allowance top-up fund in favour of a national supported housing allowance.
The Communities and Local Government Committee has launched an inquiry into housing for older people.
Glasgow City Council has asked the city’s associations to implement rent rises to help cover the cost of a forthcoming £1m cut to sheltered housing services.
A landlord-led initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the social housing sector has been awarded £30,000 of funding from the government.
Basing a benefit cap on private rented sector rents does not reflect supported housing costs and will create a huge regional disparity, warns Carol Matthews
The proposed new model for supported housing protects funding and puts councils at the heart of commissioning, argue government ministers Caroline Nokes and Marcus Jones
Housing needs to be joined to the health and social care system to solve the housing crisis, says Matthew Gardiner
The largest housing association in Scotland has received almost half a million pounds raised in fines from bankers to help house homeless veterans.
Isos Housing has found a way to continue building supported housing but could do more if it had certainty over funding, says its executive director Michael Farr
The supported housing bidding figures look encouraging but now is the time for the sector to make its views on the LHA cap known, says Emma Maier
Providers will build supported housing despite the uncertainty surrounding the Local Housing Allowance cap because of overwhelming demand for the specialist accommodation.
Using market rents to cap housing benefit without adjusting for consequences does not make sense economically, argues Dame Clare Tickell
The Scottish Government has announced the recipients of £1.65m of funding for homeless services and housing providers working with vulnerable people.
Local government leaders have called for a two-pronged approach to the funding of sheltered housing.
The government’s supported housing proposals provide an opportunity for the housing sector to become an integral part of health and care provision, argues Paul Smith
NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch concludes his two-part review of what the year meant for housing
NEW YEAR REFLECTIONS: Jules Birch looks back at the events of 2016 in the first of a series of end-of-year comment pieces
A county council is pushing ahead with plans to deliver 600 extra care homes as the pressures on adult social care eat into its budget.
Councils from Cornwall to Tyneside have won a share of a £25m pot to help people with learning disabilities live independently.
2016 was another busy year of housing news. Assistant editor Carl Brown counts down Inside Housing’s most read news stories of the year in reverse order.
MPs have launched a joint inquiry into the government’s proposal to radically overhaul the funding of supported housing.
Our art editor Sonny Dhamu picks his favourite Inside Housing pictures from 2016
The government’s proposed supported housing funding plan will introduce complexity, bureaucracy and a postcode lottery, warns Jane Ashcroft
The government will intervene with councils which are not meeting their homelessness prevention duties if a new law is passed, the minister responsible for homelessness has revealed.
Review of the year 2016 Video
In our last issue of 2016, Inside Housing looks back at the year’s social housing headlines
After a year of rumours, promises and fears, Simon Brandon asks what the future will look like for supported housing once the new funding mechanism kicks in
Supported housing providers are keeping development schemes on hold, despite a recent assurance from the government that current levels of funding will be maintained in the future.
The minister announces more investment in social housing – social, not affordable – and signs a pact with housing associations and local authorities.
L&Q is planning a return to the supported accommodation sector with a new subsidiary called L&Q Living, which will manage more than 6,600 homes.