Cost of paperwork hits housing groups

Three of the largest sheltered housing providers are to lobby
government to tackle the growing cost of Supporting People

Anchor Trust, Hanover Housing Association and Housing 21 met
last week to discuss the mounting paperwork that they believe is
draining a “disproportionate” amount of resources.

Sheltered housing providers often receive less Supporting People
funding per person than other providers of housing-related support
but have the same administration costs.

A spokesperson for Hanover said the three felt support to their
residents might have to be reduced because of the “increased
administrative burden” from Supporting People at housing estate and
organisational level, and that funding cuts were adding to this

John Belcher, chief executive of Anchor Trust, said the three
organisations hoped to work effectively with the government in
order to address their concerns.

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