Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to listen to concerns raised by families of home owners with learning disabilities following the sudden scrapping of mortgage benefit support.

After 70 years, the Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) benefit was scrapped in April and replaced with a loan scheme.

Minimal notice was given to families who had relied on it to plan for their future.

The change to a loan scheme is significant because it means home owners will lose equity, making it harder to potentially finance a move into an adapted home later in life.

The Labour MP for Stroud David Drew joined forces with Mencap to ask for an urgent meeting with families who bought homes under the HOLD scheme (Home Ownership for People with Long-term Disabilities) using SMI (Support for Mortgage Interest).

Mrs May has now confirmed that Kit Malthouse, the MP responsible for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance, will meet with concerned parties.