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How Does Supporting People Work?

In Bedford the Supporting People programme is overseen by the Supporting People Partnership Board. They are responsible for developing the SP Strategy and recommending it to the Council.  Once this strategy has been approved by the Council, the Partnership Board is responsible for directing it to work for the benefit of Service Users. The SPPB is also responsible for overseeing the strategic planning of Housing Related Support Services to promote quality of life, well being and independence for service users, in accordance with central government guidelines.

From time to time additional research and reports are required to inform the Supporting People Partnership Board. This is dealt with by creating a Working Group.  Working Groups will focus on one aspect of the Supporting People programme and are time limited. They are usually made up from a mixture of Service Providers and other relevant stakeholders, and will report back to the Supporting People Partnership Board.

Supporting People commissions support services from a variety of Service Providers, voluntary organisations, housing associations, local authorities and social services.

The support these Service Providers offer may be accommodation based - meaning that you will have to live in a specific house or flat in order to receive the support, or floating support - meaning that someone visits you in your own home to provide you with some support.

See here for details of the kind of support we pay for.

If you are in need of Supported Housing or feel that you need additional support to enable you to stay in your own home, contact your Housing Officer or your nurse or probation officer if you have one. You can also contact us or a service provider.

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