On Thursday 15 September, the Government announced that the proposed cap on Local Housing Allowance for people in supported accommodation is to be deferred until 2019/20, at which point a new funding model, maintaining current levels will be introduced. This policy change has come about as a result of significant pressure from across the supported housing sector including the National Mental Health and Housing Forum co-chaired by MHPF.
NHS England has published the findings from a national engagement on veterans’ mental health services that took place earlier this year. The report sets out key findings following views received from over 1,270 veterans, families, services charities, commissioners and providers.
MHPF welcomes the publication of the Communities and Local Government [CLG] Select Committee report on homelessness, which concludes that a demonstrable increase in homelessness, driven by the cost and availability of housing, has pushed the problem to such a level that a renewed Government-wide strategy is needed.
Earlier this year, MHPF welcomed the publication of the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health by the Mental Health Taskforce, which set out the priorities for Government and the NHS to improve mental health care and support.
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