Funding and benefits available for housing and accommodation services

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Identify sources of funding and benefits that are available for housing and accommodation services

Range of Housing and Accommodation Services AvailableThe department of works and pensions arranges an array of benefits such as incapacity benefit, ESA, jobseekers allowance, Disability living allowance and other provisions for elderly, widowed, war veterans and parents.Local councils support the unemployed and those on low income by providing Housing Benefit, which is money used to paying all or a large portion of their rent.Bed and Breakfast hostel accommodation is used for emergency and temporal accommodation. I once worked part time in one of these and they were used by people with differing circumstances, from people looking to be rehoused, people escaping domestic abuse, new mothers Freedom passes for the over-60s and disabled.Free TV licences.Section 117 (Mental Health Act 1983) imposes duty of care and social services for anyone who has been sectioned and includes free aftercare which may include accommodation, counselling, community nurses et al.Medical supports – those entitled to benefits are exempt from prescription charges and receive free dental care. Identify sources of funding and benefits that are available for housing and accommodation services

 

 

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