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Influencing policy

We work with Government and other organisations to help shape policies and decisions that impact residents and Hanover.

Government consultation on the funding for supported housing

In November 2016, the Government published a consultation document ‘Funding for Supported Housing’ which outlined plans to cap Housing Benefit (HB) payments for rent and service charges at the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rate for an area. As part of this, Government has asked how the proposed funding model can be made to work.

As well as producing an individual response to the consultation, we have been working closely with Anchor and Housing & Care 21 to develop a joint submission to the Government to show decisions around social care and supported housing will impact all our futures:

Alongside this, the Work and Pensions Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee launched a joint inquiry into the Government's funding reform for supported housing. We have submitted both an individual response and a joint submission with Anchor and Housing & Care 21: