Reply To: Short-term accommodation: new funding model


It's clarified elsewhere stating that 'short term supported accommodation' properties will no longer charge rent. I read the bit about entitlement being unchanged as relating to instances where there is currently HB on two homes, i.e. fleeing to a refuge and maintaining another property.

It is entirely unclear however what 'remaining in the welfare system' (91% of the current caseload) means – references are made to HB/UC as if they were one and the same. This does however represent a rowing back from the position the 'Task and Finish' Groups were commenting on, as their options for analysis was a 'welfare based solution' within UC or a non-UC solution that was 'non-welfare based.' Perhaps no firm decision as to delivery has yet been arrived at?