Deputy PM challenges Shapps over budget cuts

From Inside Housing


The deputy prime minister has warned housing minister Grant Shapps that council cuts to supported housing budgets in England are causing vital services for vulnerable people to be scrapped.

Nick Clegg wrote to Mr Shapps in April to flag up the impact of Supporting People funding cuts, in a letter obtained by Inside Housing following a freedom of information request.

Mr Clegg wrote in his capacity as MP for Sheffield Hallam after being contacted by South Yorkshire Housing Association.

Mr Clegg said the funding reductions had resulted in ‘dramatic cuts to the services’ that South Yorkshire HA could provide….


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