I understand the concerns regarding the new funding model for supported housing. As a lifeline for many vulnerable people, including the homeless, I am committed to protecting these homes and the people who live in them. I believe that the new funding model will do just that, by putting the supported housing sector on a sustainable and stable footing.
Funding for short-term supported housing will be provided through locally administered ring-fenced grants, underpinned by a new, comprehensive local planning and oversight regime that will be continuously reviewed. I am confident that this will enable a more localised approach to providing accommodation for some of the most vulnerable people in this country.
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