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Monday, 27 June 2011

Supporting People programme

Supporting People is the government programme for funding, planning and monitoring housing related support services. Its aim is to improve the quality and effectiveness of the support services at a local level.

How the programme works

Supporting People provides housing related support to help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in the community. This could be in their own homes or in hostels, sheltered housing or other specialised supported housing.

It provides complementary support for people who may also need personal or medical care. Supporting People only funds housing support. This can be part of a package of differently funded, but co-ordinated, support which meets the needs of individuals. Supporting People offers support with:

  • debt counselling
  • life skills training
  • form filling
  • advice on paying bills
  • provision of emergency alarms

There is more about the Supporting People programme on the Supporting People website.

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