Our response to the government's Social Care White Paper

01 December 2021

Catherine Ryder, Director of Policy and Research at the National Housing Federation says:

"Today’s announcement sets out a welcome long term vision and commitment to make every decision about care a decision about housing.

“It’s good to see the government invest an additional £300 million over the next three years into local health and care, with an emphasis on increasing the number of new supported homes. With demand for supported housing expected to increase by 125,000 homes in less than ten years, this extra money is a positive starting point in ensuring that some of the most vulnerable people have the support, access and care they need at home.

“Housing associations provide nearly 75 percent of all supported housing and are ready to work with the government to provide these much needed new homes and services. We look forward to considering these proposals in more detail over the coming days.”