Tories ‘will make vulnerable homeless’ :Morning Star

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Benefit cuts put 70,000 in sheltered accommodation at risk

DOMESTIC violence victims, pensioners and people with mental illness face losing their homes due to Tory plans for changes to housing support, MPs warned yesterday.

As many as 70,000 vulnerable residents living in sheltered accommodation will be affected by the introduction of local housing allowance (LHA) rates, the Commons work and pensions committee found.

The allowance, which comes into force in two years’ time, will mean housing providers being paid different rates depending on where they are based.

The committee said that linking supported housing to private rental LHA rates was an “inappropriate starting point” for a new funding system.

The report warns that as some areas will be far more reliant on a local top-up allowance than others, it risks creating a disparity in the supply of home and services between different parts of the country.

Committee co-chair Helen Hayes…

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