Monday, 3 December 2012

Universal Credit Homeless Link publish major warning .



A new report by Homeless Link has published a report today warning of the consequences of the Government’s welfare changes, Details can be found at http://homeless.org.uk/news/welfare-changes-pushing-young-people-homelessness-report-warns.

Results from a survey of 117 homeless charities and 101 local authority housing services found that, due to these changes:
  
·         65% of local authorities report a negative impact on the ability of young people to access private rented accommodation due to the extension of SAR.
·         Almost half of local authorities report that capping housing allowance for young people has had a similar impact.
·         Less than 1 in 3 local authorities have developed schemes with landlords to respond to the changes.
·         60% of providers reported a decrease in the availability of private accommodation to move young people onto.
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