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The Socially Excluded Adults PSA will be delivered in partnership, with responsibility for achieving outcomes spread across government departments and delivery agencies at national, regional and local level.

Within central Government, accountability for delivery is shared across seven departments:

The Role of Local Authorities and Local Area Agreements

Local authorities and their partners play a vital role in tackling social exclusion, and will be central to the delivery of the Socially Excluded Adults PSA. Each of the performance indicators for the PSA are included in the national indicator set for local government, and are amongst the indicators from which areas will choose in developing targets for their Local Area Agreement (LAA). More information on the indicators can be found at the indicators and data page.

In negotiating LAAs with Government Offices, Local Strategic Partnerships are strongly encouraged to consider the needs of vulnerable groups, along with the wider benefits of a strategic focus on tackling exclusion. As well as improving the life chances and quality of life for vulnerable individuals and their families, prioritising the PSA outcomes can also:

The Social Exclusion Task Force have produced a short guidance note for Government Offices and local partners, which outlines the rationale for the PSA and provides more detail on including these priorities within LAAs. The guidance note is available to download below:

The Role of the Social Exclusion Task Force

Development of the cross-Government PSA has been led by the Social Exclusion Task Force (SETF) in the Cabinet Office, working in collaboration with the departments and stakeholders who will lead delivery. As part of the Government's new performance framework, the PSA is an important element of the Task Force's work in taking forward some key system reforms designed to improve service delivery for the most excluded.

The SETF will support the delivery of the PSA through:

Link Up, Link In

Link up Link in Logo A new toolkit supporting public service workers in helping at-risk groups into stable employment and accommodation has been launched by HM Government, as part of the Link Up, Link In campaign. The toolkit provides a range of case studies, guidance and useful facts, showing how organisations across the country are working together to improve the lives of vulnerable people. It forms part of the Government’s commitment to get more people from groups such as people with a learning disability, people with mental health problems, care leavers and offenders under probation supervision, into a stable home and sustainable employment.

Working together to support at risk groups - call for case studies

Working together to deliver public services is vital to improving the lives of the most vulnerable groups in society. Ahead of a major cross-Government campaign aimed at front-line public service workers, the Social Exclusion Task Force is calling for examples of public services that have worked together and improved the lives of the most vulnerable groups in society, focussing on people with a learning disability, people with mental health problems, care leavers and offenders under probation supervision.