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The Supporting People Programme

Updated: 22 Mar 2019
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We administer the Supporting People Programme in Northern Ireland
Housing support
Supporting People funds a range of housing related support services for vulnerable people to improve their quality of life and attain independence. These services can be provided in their own homes or in hostels, sheltered housing or other specialised supported housing.In Northern Ireland the programme is administered by the Housing Executive.
To commission and deliver high quality, cost effective and reliable housing support services through the Supporting People Programme we work in partnership with:
  • The Health and Social Care Board
  • The five Health and Social Care Trusts
  • The Probation Board for Northern Ireland
Along with the Housing Executive these organisations make up the Supporting People Commissioning Body. In addition representatives from the Department for Communities, the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and DHSSPS (NI) also attend the Commissioning Body meetings.
There are also five Area Supporting People Partnerships (ASPPs). The Area Partnerships are central to the commissioning process in terms of their role in identifying, assessing and prioritising the housing support needs of a range of vulnerable client groups at local level.
For further information please select one of the following links