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Dimensions responds to the removal of the LHA cap on supported housing

In PMQs today, 25th October, the Prime Minister announced that the Local Housing Allowance cap would no longer be applied to supported housing, or social housing, with full details being made available in the supported housing consultation response, to be published next week.

Chris Woodhead, Dimensions’ Group Director of Housing & Business Development said “On the face of it, this is extremely good news for everyone who cares about the future of people who need housing with support.

“The threat of the LHA cap has hung over the sector for two years and has stifled investment in supported housing.  The human impact would have been significant – National Housing Federation figures also show that over 50,000 people would have lost an average of £68 per week each.

I warmly welcome this decision and interpret it as a sign that the Government is listening hard to the housing and social care sectors.  I look forward to reading the detail that will emerge from the supporting housing consultation next week.”

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Dimensions provides evidence-based, outcomes-focused support for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex needs. We help people be actively involved in their communities.

We are one of the largest not-for-profit support providers in the UK. We currently support around 3,500 people and their families throughout England and Wales with help from our 7,000 members of staff.

We have been providing support packages for families for 40 years. We offer a range of support services to adults of all ages, including those with complex needs or challenging behaviour.

We are proud to be a not-for-profit organisation, not here for commercial gain. This means we’re able to invest all our efforts and resources into the important things – which is helping the people we support lead happy and fulfilled lives.