Committee looks at Supporting People programme

29 June 2009

The Communities and Local Government Committee inquiry into the 'Supporting People' programme continues at 4.20 pm

Giving evidence will be representatives from:

  • Hampshire Supporting People County Core Group
  • Westminster City Council
  • Stoke-on-Trent Supporting People
  • Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
  • Cambridgeshire Supporting People team
  • Bath and North East Somerset Supporting People

The Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into the Government's 'Supporting People' programme.

'Supporting People' provides housing-related support to prevent problems that can lead to hospitalisation, institutional care or homelessness, and aims to help the smooth transition to independent living for those leaving an institutionalised environment. The programme is intended to assist in providing a better quality of life for vulnerable people, helping them to live more independently.

In June 2007, the Government published a strategy for the 'Supporting People' programme, following a consultation exercise begun in November 2005. This strategy was entitled 'Independence and Opportunity: Our Strategy for Supporting People' and the Committee's inquiry will consider the extent to which the Government has, so far, delivered on the commitments it made.

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