Helen Jones – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Helen Jones on 2016-01-29.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people who may no longer be able to remain in supported housing after introduction of the proposed cap on housing benefit at the rate of local housing allowance.

Justin Tomlinson

Further information is not available.

We value the work of the supported housing sector extremely highly and are working closely with them to ensure that they are supported as effectively as possible in advance of the policy taking effect.

As part of this we have commissioned an evidence review of supported housing.

The results of this research will determine our f appropriate exemptions. We are also providing Local Authorities with £870 million over the course of this parliament to ensure vulnerable people are protected.