HAIL Housing calls for Budget 2021 to prioritise housing and mental health
HAIL (Housing Association for Integrated Living) is calling on the Government to make housing and mental health a priority in Budget 2021.
COVID-19 has delayed the construction and delivery of social housing in 2020, and has led to increased levels of mental health difficulties across the population. Now more than ever, we need to focus on delivering good quality, affordable housing and specialist tenancy support to those that need it.
HAIL has outlined four ways Budget 2021 can address the housing needs of people with mental health difficulties.
Budget 2021 needs to:
- Increase funding for tenancy support
- Increase investment in mental health services
- Ensure the continued supply of social housing
- Increase the supply of one-bedroom properties
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