Supported Living gets House time

Posted on October 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A campaign by the of the UK’s largest housing charities to improve the way the Government hands out funding for older and vulnerable people has been aired at Westminster. Abbeyfield UK secured the backing of Anne Main, MP for St Albans, in its bid to raise concerns about new funding contracts which it says threaten the viability of its work. The charity, which has about 8,000 residents, believes changes to Supported People funding may put vulnerable people at risk. It instead believes a more flexible approach is needed so funding amounts can change as the needs of residents change. Anne Main led a Westminster Hall parliamentary debate in October on support and care for older people. “The former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (now Department for Communities and Local Government) advised local authorities that within the contract there should be a clause that prohibits providers from recovering from users any moneys for support in excess of the amount agreed within the contract as the price of the supp

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