Government plans causing Housing Associations to slash plans to build new homes according to NHF
Housing associations providing vital supported, sheltered and extra care housing have had to slash plans to build new homes, down from 8,800 to 1,350 units, according to a new survey by the National Housing Federation.
David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation, says:
“These findings really bring it home: changes to supported housing funding are stopping building for the most vulnerable. Housing associations know first-hand that the proposed funding model will not work – a view backed by a joint select committee – and yet Government has failed to heed warnings.
“With social care in crisis, the role supported housing plays in alleviating pressures on the NHS is ever more important. These changes have not even come in yet and they have taken 7,000 homes for vulnerable people out of the pipeline.
“The proposed changes in funding bear no relation to the real cost of providing this type of housing. It is time Government put supported housing on a secure and sustainable footing.”
Read the National Housing Federation press release 25th August in full click here.