Supporting People programme delivery partners

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Contingency  arrangements which will be taken to support Supporting People funded services to continue to deliver services during the COVID-19 outbreak are detailed in the plan below:  

Housing Executive Homeless Services have outlined contingency arrangements and escalation measures to support Homelessness and Supporting People funded services, to continue during the containment and surge phases of the COVID-19 outbreak.   You can access the plan below:

New delivery partners who are applying for Supporting People grant for the first time need to be accredited before funding will be paid to them. Find out more:  Accreditation

If there is a requirement for a new Supporting People service accredited providers who are eligible to apply will be invited to take part in a competitive selection exercise.

We aim to work in partnership with Supporting People funded organisations to enable them to deliver excellent services to vulnerable people. Find out more on how we manage Supporting People funding agreements here: Contract Management

We make payments to Supporting People delivery partners in line with funding agreements. Payments are made in arrears, based on a 4 weekly payment timetable.  Find out more on how payments are made here: Payment to Delivery Partners

In line with funding agreement requirements delivery partner organisations are required to submit:

A multi-agency Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) oversees strategic decision making in relation to the administration of planning and delivery of the SP programme.

SAB is supported in its decision making by four multi-agency Regional Thematic Groups (RTGs) relating to Homelessness, Older People, Younger People and Disability services.

You can download summary minutes from recent SAB and RTG meetings here:

This framework provides a guide to managing the process of exploring the potential termination of funding and the actual termination of funding. The framework can be downloaded here:

Further advice

If you have any questions please contact the Supporting People team by emailing supporting.people@nihe.gov.uk


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