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For the past 14 years Phil has been the leading authority on tenant and resident involvement in housing and communities. In his two senior roles as Chief Executive of TPAS and Executive Director of Tenant Services at the Tenant Services Authority, he has ensured tenant involvement is at the heart of the new Regulatory Framework and the work of social housing. He is a Wulvern Housing Board Member and working as a consultant, commentator and speaker.

Yesterday the Government announced a temporary halt to changes on the Local Housing Allowance for supported housing. Yet fundamental problems remains – let me explain why. Currently the Local Housing Allowance limits housing benefit for private rented tenancies at 30% of the local market rent. The Government is proposing to extend this to social housing from April 2018 for all new tenancies signed from April 2016. In addition Local Housing Allowance rates will be frozen from 2016 to 2020 irrespective of any market changes. The impact will be to reduce benefit payments for new social housing tenants and income for […]
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Post Winterbourne View accountability and scrutiny will become even more important. I have attached links to a short article and a longer Case Study I’ve written looking at how resident scrutiny panels can drive improvement in housing and care for residents. This shows how a housing association providing housing and care services worked with their Resident Scrutiny Panel to look at care and housing services – new for housing! But it is new for care services too? Phil Morgan