LDA Housing Charter
The Learning Disability and Autism Housing Network launched its Charter on 25 March 2021 at the National Housing Federation’s National Housing Summit 2021. The network is a coalition of twelve housing associations, including Advance as a founding member, calling for action to address the barriers for new, sustainable quality housing for people with a learning disability and/or autism.
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. The Network is calling for four areas of action:
- 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.