The Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network is a coalition of twelve housing associations calling for action to address the barriers for new, sustainable quality housing for people with a learning disability and/or autism.
They highlight that there is clear evidence that strategically planned sustainable, quality supported housing for people with a learning disability and/or autism provides long-term positive benefits for them and delivers value for money for social care and health commissioners.
Launched at the National Housing Federation’s National Housing Summit 2021, the Network are calling for action. Their four asks are:
- Government to create a more comprehensive and integrated national and local planning and policy framework for supported housing for people with a learning disability and autism.
- Government to create the conditions for growth of supply by allocating a higher proportion of the new affordable homes programme to new housing for people with learning disability and autism.
- A rent standard that supports the commissioning and funding of new supported housing for people with high support needs.
- A long-term sustainable, consistent housing benefit regime for supported housing.