Independent Living Support (ILS) Supported Housing Service

Closed 14 Jan 2019

Opened 15 Oct 2018


Leicester City Council funds a support service for non-local authority tenants who live in supported housing. These services are for people who fall below the threshold for statutory support.

However, these days the council has to spend a lot more money on people who do meet the threshold for care and support. They need help with things like washing, dressing and eating, and staying safe. This is costing more now because there are more older people in the city, more people who need a lot of social care help, and the costs of helping them are going up as well.

This is at a time when the government is cutting the amount of money it gives to councils. We therefore have to reduce the amount we spend on other services.


Why We Are Consulting

The ILS supported housing support service is not something that we are required to fund by law. We propose to end the funding and replace it with a new service that will offer people a greater opportunity to live independently.  The new service will help people participate in their local community, access local services and connect with each other for support. We would like your views on that.

What Happens Next

We will tell you what people said and what has been decided on these web pages in February 2019.


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