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Government has made right decision on funding for short-term supported housing says CIH


Responding to the government’s announcement that funding for all supported housing will continue to be covered by the welfare system, Chartered Institute of Housing head of policy Melanie Rees said: "Along with many other housing organisations we have been calling on the government to rethink its plans for funding short-term supported housing so it’s great to see they have made the right decision.

"This type of housing provides vital support for some of the most vulnerable people in our society – people who have been victims of homelessness or domestic abuse for example – and it is absolutely right that it will continue to be funded by the welfare system. Without that certainty there was a real risk that refuges and other supported housing schemes would have been forced to close."

She added: "We look forward to working with the government and the sector on the plans to develop a new oversight system to ensure quality and value for money in supported housing."

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