The Housing LIN has produced a new briefing assessing the impact of Brexit on the housing with care and supported housing sectors.
The briefing, prepared by the Housing LIN's Reuben Hastings, highlights the high levels of uncertainty surrounding what Brexit means for the housing with care sector, and the lack of planning being undertaken.
Very little has been reported on the implications on the housing with care and supported housing sector. For this reason, the Housing LIN decided to survey its members to find out what steps had been taken to prepare for Brexit, and what members thought it might mean for the housing with care and supported housing sectors.
Reuben Hastings, Data Analyst and Business Intelligence Officer for the Housing LIN, said:
"We've used this survey to build a snapshot of the planning and risk assessments that have been done to anticipate the impacts of Brexit on staffing, finances, demand and customers in the housing with care and supported housing sectors. Overall, it seems that uncertainty and a lack of information mean that most organisations are not sufficiently prepared for the impacts of Brexit."
Jeremy Porteus, Chief Executive of the Housing LIN, added:
"This briefing shows that the housing with care and supported housing sectors are woefully unprepared for what happens after Brexit; whether we have a deal with the EU or leave without one. One surprising result is the apparent lack of risk assessments being carried out, which then contributes to higher risks for the sectors".