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
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.