Supporting People Programme

More than one million vulnerable people will benefit from £1.4bn funding during the first year of the Supporting People Programme announced by Housing Minister, Jeff Rooker. The programme, which goes live on 1 April 2003, is a new way of planning and improving housing related support services for vulnerable people, such as the homeless, older people and women fleeing domestic violence. The programme's aim is to prevent crises such as hospitalisation, institutional care or homelessness, by providing early support when it is most effective.