Some types of supported housing – known as specified accommodation – continue to be dealt with through the housing benefits system rather than through Universal Credit. This briefing is based on a series of short training sessions delivered for supported housing providers which aimed to do the following:
- set out the types of supported housing that constitute specified accommodation
- consider the various sorts of costs associated with supported housing and how they can be recovered through rents and service charges
- explain the implications of the DWP subsidy system for local authorities ie the amount of funding that local authorities can recover for HB paid to people living in specified accommodation
This briefing will set out key discussion points.