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The future of supported housing is under threat

Housing associations are cancelling schemes designed to help the most vulnerable

By David Orr  

Photo: Sebastian Willnow/DPA/PA Images

Last week, the papers reported that a proposed change to housing benefit will see 85 per cent of new supported housing scrapped. You may not be familiar with this term, supported housing, so here are a couple of things you should know about it.

First, it allows some of the most vulnerable people in the country to live fulfilling lives in their communities; somewhere near you, someone with a learning disability, poor mental health or fleeing domestic violence is able to go about their day…

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