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Supported Living Schemes

Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the eligibility criteria are for supported living schemes; and if he will make a statement. [119242]

The Supporting People programme provides support for people to live independently in the community, or to sustain their capacity to do so, through packages of support agreed between the client and support provider. There is a wide range of types of support (sheltered housing, for homeless people, for people with learning difficulties, and others) some of which have formal eligibility criteria, and others of which have looser assessment and application procedures. The Supporting People programme does not provide grants to registered care establishments (unless such funding was being provided under previous arrangements, where it is transitionally permitted to be paid).