Care funding to be reduced in April

Posted on 31 March 2011

Services for vulnerable people, such as those paying for long term care, will be reduced from April 1st, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) has warned.

Cuts to local supported housing budgets have been estimated at between ten and 50 per cent depending on area, and members of the CIH's UK Housing Panel have been considering how to soften the impact.

Some 13 per cent said they would review service provision, ten per cent said they would increase partnerships and another ten per cent said they would seek alternative sources of funding.

"Housing support work is a vital link in the chain that helps people who need additional help to live independently and can often save much higher hospital and care costs in the long term," said Domini Gunn, CIH's incoming director of Public Health and Vulnerable Communities.

Recently, the CIH launched a new range of improvement services with the aim of helping housing organisations improve provisions for people with disabilities.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

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