Supporting Vulnerable and Older People: The Supporting People Programme, Tenth Report of Session 2003-04, Vol. 1: Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence
Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: ODPM: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Committee
The Stationery Office, Jul 27, 2004 - Architecture - 44 pages
This report examines the Government's Supporting People Programme, launched in April 2003 to provide housing related support services to help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in the community. In particular, the Committee's report focuses on: the reasons behind the commissioning of a review less than one year after the programme's launch; capital and revenue funding allocation and the need for fairer distribution of grants; Home Improvement Agencies; and the significance of the transfer of administrative responsibility for the programme within ODPM. Conclusions reached by the Committee include: Home Improvement Agencies are good value for money and should be expanded; although the tighter financial controls introduced by the ODPM are welcome, any effects on services should be minimised by targeting grant reductions on authorities with excessive spending; and that, given the chequered history of the programme to date and its scale and significance for vulnerable people, the ODPM should give a full account of its management of the programme in its 2005 Departmental Report.
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