Supporting People funding must be uprated

Supporting People funding must be uprated to reflect the increasing costs of services between 2008 and 2011 to protect provision, housing leaders said today.

The National Housing Federation, Shelter, the Local Government Association, the Chartered Institute of Housing and the National Federation of ALMOs said the programme required £5.7 billion over the period.

In a joint submission to next year’s comprehensive spending review, it also called for £290 million in homelessness prevention funding and £11.6 billion to be spent on affordable homes from 2008 to 2011.

This would result in 210,000 new affordable homes over the spending review period to tackle a “crisis” in housing demand.

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National Housing Federation



Chartered Instistitute of Housing


National Federation of ALMOs

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