The Support Solutions Housing Support and Social Care Briefing: Issue 12

The Support Solutions Housing Support and Social Care Briefing: Issue 12

Welcome to issue 12 of the Briefing. The publication for people involved in providing and commissioning housing support & social care services  for vulnerable people. Our theme for Issue 12 is "Paradigm Shift & how to respond".

Public sector funding restraints are having a significant impact, not just on resources for the services we provide and commission, but also on the arrangements for commissioning, funding, developing and managing services for vulnerable people. UK Government policy will impact most directly in England. Without the existence of an English Government, English local authorities and statutory sector agencies are less able to to condition the impact of UK Government policy at local level. In Scotland, Wales and Northern ireland devolved Governments are responsible for health and social care amongst other things; however, public sector economic retrenchment affects the UK as a whole. Whilst public sector infrastructure may be better preserved within devolved administrations than is the case in England the implications of reduced funding are universal and the themes in these briefing articles have wide application across the UK, although they may may vary by degree.

Welfare and Housing Benefit are not (yet) devolved powers so the impact of UK Government policy in these areas will be more directly felt within all of the constituent nations of the UK.

Please click on the links below or to the right to read The Briefing articles which interest you. 

We have a wide selection of articles which should appeal to Providers and Commissioners who need strategic understanding and clarity of response. There is no charge for this & we hope you find them to be of interest.


(Added to site Friday, January 27th, 2012)

Other Articles In This Issue

DWP Consultation Proposals: Support Solutions Response
Social Return On Investment (SROI) for organisations that support people with additional needs
The Silver Surge: wellbeing & prevention services for older people
A 1% Rent Cut, the Privatisation of Social Housing & a Redefinition of Supported Housing: Challenges & Opportunities
The Future Funding of Supported Housing: Responding to the Consultation
What is Supported Housing?
Funding Supported Housing
funding supported housing consultation
Supported Housing
funding for supported housing
The LHA Cap & the Future Funding of Housing, Support & Social Care
SROI: the cost of everything & the value of nothing
Funding for Housing Support and Social Care Services in a Time of Change
Intensive Housing Management & the DWP HB Consultation Proposals
Welfare Reform Bill 2011
Universal Credit & Supported Housing
Exempt Supported Housing, Universal Credit & Intensive Housing Management
Welfare Reform, Universal Credit & Exempt Accommodation
funding alarms
Exempt Accommodation & Welfare Reform Act Update
Exempt & Specified Accommodation & Intensive Housing Management
Supported Housing Funding

Responding to the DWP Consultation:  Housing Benefit Reform - Supported Housing "I found the event informative and timely it helped me to complete our response to DWP without which I would have struggled." S.S. - Safe House


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