Why We Are Consulting
The government is introducing changes to the benefit system that affects people across the country. From 15th August 2013, the government is ‘capping’ the total amount of benefit anyone can claim. For a single person this will be £350 per week.
We have looked at the cost of living at Evesham House and it is a lot more than can be claimed through housing benefit. The shortfall means that there will be a significant financial deficit to Leicester City Council. As a result of this we need to look at more cost effective options for providing this service.
As Evesham House is owned by the city council it is not exempt from the new benefit cap.
We want to find out what people think about the following proposal for change:
“The council proposes to close Evesham House over the next few months and help the people who currently live there to move into different accommodation, which meets their individual need.”
Who are we asking?
We are inviting comments from the current residents of Evesham House, their families and friends, or other interested parties.
You can give your views on the proposal for change by:
Posting a comment on the council’s website using the on-line survey below (up to 5th September 2013)
Writing to the council at:
Substance Misuse Commissioning
Adult Social Care
Leicester City Council
A1, New Walk Centre
Leicester, LE1 6ZG
By phone: 0116 454 2382
By email: email@example.com