The Supporting People programme was launched in 2003 to provide a better quality of life for vulnerable people and to help them to live more independently and maintain their tenancies.
The programme provides housing related support to prevent problems that can often lead to hospitalisation, institutional care or homelessness and can help the smooth transition to independent living for those leaving an institutionalised environment.
The Supporting People programme provides housing related support services to over 1.2 million vulnerable people. The programme is delivered locally by 150 Administering Authorities, over 6,000 providers of housing related support, and an estimated 37,000 individual contracts.
Supporting People Objectives
- A programme that delivers quality of life and promotes independence.
- Services that are of a high quality, strategically planned, cost effective and complement existing care services.
- The planning and development of services is needs-led.
- A working partnership of local government, probation, health, voluntary sector organisations, housing associations, support agencies and service users.
- As a Housing Group we provide accommodation and support to numerous vulnerable groups including people experiencing homelessness, women escaping domestic abuse, individuals requiring community alarms and Telecare services and residents having difficulties sustaining their tenancies. Supporting People provides funding and support for many of these services.