Great news: government drops catastrophic plans for supported housing

25 October 2017

The government has dropped catastrophic plans for supported housing

We're delighted to hear that the government has dropped plans that could have led to the closure of supported housing (such as our homelessness hostels).

Earlier today, the Prime Minister scrapped a proposal to cap housing benefit for supported housing. This comes after pressure from Porchlight and other charities up and down the country.

"This is a fantastic result for thousands of vulnerable and homeless people," says Porchlight's chief executive Mike Barrett.

“The government should be congratulated for this decision. For the past year, the homelessness sector repeatedly said how damaging this proposal is for vulnerable individuals trying to rebuild their lives. We still await the announcement of a new funding model, but hopefully the same level of common sense and justice will prevail.

"Thank you to all of our supporters and the MPs who attended the Parliamentary debates.”

Over the past few weeks, Porchlight has been contacting MPs to ask them to support the call to drop the proposal. If you helped us spread this message then thank you so much.

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