'Future of supported housing' discussion held at Arlington Conference Centre

    On Monday 20 March, MPs from the Communities and Local Government (CLG) and Work and Pensions Select Committees Joint Inquiry into the Future Funding of Supported Housing took evidence from service providers and tenants at Arlington House, our homeless hostel in Camden.

    On Monday 20 March, MPs from the Communities and Local Government (CLG) and Work and Pensions Select Committees Joint Inquiry into the Future Funding of Supported Housing took evidence from service providers and tenants at Arlington, our mixed use homeless hostel in Camden.  

    MPs Clive Betts and Helen Hayes also toured Arlington to see where residents live and the opportunities available for them in the building academy and art studio. Kevin Beirne, Group Director of Housing Care & Support led the tour which also included other parliamentary staff who were keen to learn more about the unique model that helps customers move on to better lives and create stronger communities.

    The MPs were visiting as part of an inquiry into “the future of supported housing”, run jointly by the Communities & Local Government Select Committee and the Work & Pensions Select Committee. Fifty practitioners, politicians, residents and housing specialists took part in the discussion, which was held in Arlington Conference Centre.

    Historic Arlington House is the largest mixed use hostel in the UK and where we help homeless people on the road to independence and more stable futures. We provide accommodation for up to 95 homeless people at various stages of their journey from homelessness to independent living. We also give care and support, education, training and job opportunities to help customers get back into work and move on to better living. The on-site conference centre reinvests profits into the vital work supporting homeless people.

    To find out more about Arlington House and Arlington Conference Centre, visit the website.  

    Published on 24/03/2017