||<p>Supported accommodation plays a vital role in the lives of many vulnerable people.
That is why on 15 September 2016 we announced, via a Written Ministerial Statement,
that we would be deferring the application of Local Housing Allowance Rates in the
social sector for supported housing until 2019/20, at which point we will bring in
a new funding model which will ensure that the sector continues to be funded at current
levels, taking into account the effect of Government policy on social sector rents.</p>