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The Supporting People programme provides housing-related support to help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible.
The aim of this 4 year project is to use administrative data to explore the impact of the Supporting People Programme on the public service use of those who access support.
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The Supporting People programme provides housing-related support to help vulnerable people to live as independently as possible.

Supporting People Data Sharing Survey

The aim of this short piece of research was to understand more about the extent of data sharing within and across Local Authorities, specifically the sharing of Supporting People (SP) data. This short report provides the findings of the survey undertaken as part of this research.

Research into older peoples service provision

The aim of this short piece of research was to understand more about the extent of data sharing within and across Local Authorities, specifically the sharing of Supporting People data. This short report provides the findings of the survey undertaken as part of this research.

In November 2010, the review of the Supporting People Programme recommended that the eligibility criteria for older people receiving Supporting People funds should be 'based on need rather than age or tenure'. In order to take this work forward, we have commissioned a research study of Supporting People services for older people in Wales. This is currently reviewing the information we have and will shortly be carrying out an online survey of all local authorities and Older People Service Providers. For more information on this please contact: SupportingPeople@wales.gsi.gov.uk.

Research into management charges within Supporting People Service Provision

To ensure that the grant is used appropriately, we have commissioned independent research into management charges within Supporting People services. Officials recently contacted local authorities and a number of service providers as part of the first tranche of research being taken forward.

Longitudinal evaluation of the Supporting People Programme Grant

Cymorth has taken on the chairing of the task and finish group and are developing the specification for the Longitudinal Evaluation of the Supporting People Programme Grant.  A draft work plan was submitted to the Supporting People National Advisory Board meeting in December 2014. For further information on this work please contact SupportingPeople@wales.gsi.gov.uk.

We wish to thank those who have contributed to this important research work that will help to ensure the effective and efficient use of the Supporting People Programme grant.

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