RBH is supporting the National Housing Federation’s national campaign day to celebrate supported housing.
As part of "starts at home" day, we're highlighting the benefits of supported housing across the Borough.
The Starts at Home campaign celebrates supported housing and tells the stories of people in communities across the country who have gained independence or rebuilt their confidence through these vital services proved with a safe and secure home, including independent living accommodation, refuges for women fleeing domestic violence, shelters and supported homes for those at risk of homelessness, and supported housing for vulnerable young people and adults with disabilities.
The funding system for supported housing is currently being reviewed by the Government, after which a new funding mechanism will be set up. We've joined the National Housing Federation and other housing associations in the campaign to persuade the Government to ensure that every person who needs extra support has a home that meets their needs.
Gareth Swarbrick, RBH Chief Executive, said:
“We know the value of providing additional support to those who need it the most, through our supported housing team, our response service and the work of our homelessness team, and last year we opened the Borough’s first Extra Care facility, Hare Hill in Littleborough. We need a funding system that ensures we can continue to provide that support."
David Orr, Chief Executive at the National Housing Federation said:
“Supported housing provides a safe and secure home that helps people to live independently and to achieve their aspirations. That's why we launched the Starts at Homes campaign to celebrate the good work done by so many in the supported housing sector, and show the Government why it’s such a crucial part of the housing fabric.”