Bristol housing charity goes into administration

A housing charity in Bristol has gone into administration prompting the local authority to step in.

Bristol Foundation Housing specialises in "exempt accommodation" where tenants receive extra support, making them exempt from normal limits on housing benefit.

The charity provides accommodation for 149 tenants in the city.

Bristol City Council will provide assistance to tenants following the decision to call in administrators.

The authority's Angie Ridgwell said: "We have met with the administrators and have continued to make appropriate payments of housing benefit.

"This allows the organisation to operate while we work with them to resolve the situation and, if necessary in the longer term, find alternative accommodation for tenants.

"Our number one concern will be safeguarding vulnerable tenants and we will always work to prevent homelessness and protect those in need."

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