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Supporting People

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

The Government are today confirming individual grant allocations to “Administering Authorities for the Supporting People Programme in 2007-08” which will fund housing related support services for over 1 million vulnerable people—including victims of domestic violence, teenage parents, older people and those with mental health problems—to live independently in their accommodation.

As part of the two-year local government funding settlement in December 2005, minimum allocations for 2007-08 were announced guaranteeing 95 per cent. of the total available. Some 5 per cent. of the funding was held back pending consultation on the draft Supporting People distribution formula, with a commitment to confirming full Supporting People allocations for 2007-08 before the summer recess.

The consultation on the Supporting People distribution formula is now complete and responses to this exercise have been assessed. Following consideration of the available options a decision has been taken to target the remaining funding in 2007-08 to help address some of the inherited uneven distribution of grant between authorities by increasing Supporting People funding to over half of all Supporting People local authorities.

This decision is consistent with the approach taken to determining allocations in both 2005-06 and 2006-07 when an earlier version of the formula was used to inform the grant allocations to those authorities furthest from their correct relative share of the budget. Further work will be carried out on the analysis of responses to the consultation with a view to taking forward work on how we can distribute future funding based on need. All Supporting People grant allocations are listed below.

The Government are also targeting funding from the Supporting People programme to assist linked programmes of national importance.

This early announcement of funding for 2007-08 will help provide the stability required by local authorities and the sector in order to plan for the future.

Local authority

2007-08 grants allocation (£)

Barking and Dagenham

5,061,217

Barnet

7,497,667

Barnsley

5,673,232

Bath and North East Somerset UA

4,011,947

Bedfordshire County

7,118,216

Bexley

2,984,688

Birmingham

51,912,681

Blackburn with Darwen UA

6,031,664

Blackpool UA

6,138,533

Bolton

9,101,572

Bournemouth UA

11,152,392

Bracknell Forest UA

2,016,121

Bradford

19,219,872

Brent

12,806,959

Brighton and Hove UA

12,659,223

Bristol, City of UA

27,812,095

Bromley

5,428,129

Buckinghamshire County

5,587,753

Bury

6,653,044

Calderdale

5,674,656

Cambridgeshire County

12,168,459

Camden

35,723,266

Cheshire County

20,537,745

City of London

698,534

Cornwall County

14,204,036

Coventry

15,490,980

Croydon

8,951,651

Cumbria County

9,443,16.4

Darlington UA

3,825,855

Derby UA

10,556,336

Derbyshire County

17,260,646

Devon County

19,337,068

Doncaster

11,064,106

Dorset County

9,665,842

Dudley

6,439,067

Durham County

14,588,081

Ealing

11,125,397

East Riding of Yorkshire UA

4,937,622

East Sussex County

11,561,210

Enfield

11,055,312

Essex County

29,622,839

Gateshead

5,987,723

Gloucestershire County

24,633,207

Greenwich

9,302,736

Hackney

22,221,917

Halton UA

7,803,714

Hammersmith and Fulham

12,826,145

Hampshire County

31,109,951

Haringey

21,330,020

Harrow

3,582,678

Hartlepool UA

3,984,694

Havering

2,578,536

Herefordshire, County of UA

6,523,367

Hertfordshire County

21,000,881

Hillingdon

5,954,047

Hounslow

5,525,734

Isles of Scilly

1,846

Isle of Wight UA

6,379,804

Islington

15,934,504

Kensington and Chelsea

11,170,507

Kent County

32,024,915

Kingston upon Hull, City of UA

11,059,567

Kingston upon Thames

4,405,694

Kirklees

10,593,700

Knowsley

7,381,274

Lambeth

20,792,197

Lancashire County

29,052,873

Leeds

32,986,531

Leicester UA

15,529,446

Leicestershire County

7,012,300

Lewisham

17,219,829

Lincolnshire County

21,373,288

Liverpool

41,900,943

Luton UA

4,520,292

Manchester

38,557,790

Medway UA

5,840,889

Merton

3,385,278

Middlesbrough UA

5,982,841

Milton Keynes UA

5,241,687

Newcastle upon Tyne

18,817,689

Newham

11,068,502

Norfolk County

16,336,572

North East Lincolnshire UA

6,145,522

North Lincolnshire UA

3,454,079

North Somerset UA

5,874,185

North Tyneside

8,623,570

North Yorkshire County

15,180,220

Northamptonshire County

14,256,621

Northumberland County

7,054,329

Nottingham UA

26,052,630

Nottinghamshire County

25,705,789

Oldham

8,227,686

Oxfordshire County

18,856,965

Peterborough UA

4,607,583

Plymouth UA

8,213,292

Poole UA

4,944,078

Portsmouth UA

8,921,250

Reading UA

4,935,083

Redbridge

4,467,863

Redcar and Cleveland UA

2,410,460

Richmond upon Thames

2,847,584

Rochdale

15,076,659

Rotherham

7,567,131

Rutland UA

730,810

Salford

13,191,145

Sandwell

10,580,319

Sefton

6,746,556

Sheffield

25,227,224

Shropshire County

6,345,391

Slough UA

4,325,790

Solihull

2,778,479

Somerset County

19,063,308

South Gloucestershire UA

4,674,886

South Tyneside

4,947,095

Southampton UA

10,559,245

Southend-on-Sea UA

4,908,331

Southwark

18,765,619

St Helens

10,218,473

Staffordshire County

11,971,701

Stockport

8,022,591

Stockton-on-Tees UA

2,950,823

Stoke-on-Trent UA

5,479,678

Suffolk County

18,734,394

Sunderland

11,263,297

Surrey County

18,509,347

Sutton

3,667,041

Swindon UA

5,397,250

Tameside

7,217,707

Telford & Wrekin UA

3,917,442

Thurrock UA

2,375,440

Torbay UA

5,708,189

Tower Hamlets

15,384,899

Trafford

5,431,885

Wakefield

6,967,057

Walsall

7,067,337

Waltham Forest

7,882,823

Wandsworth

11,177,258

Warrington UA

7,611,086

Warwickshire County

10,146,789

West Berkshire UA

5,408,772

West Sussex County

15,049,327

Westminster

17,051,638

Wigan

7,626,132

Wiltshire County

8,174,934

Windsor and Maidenhead UA

1,723,056

Wirral

10,341,400

Wokingham UA

1,609,880

Wolverhampton

7,997,826

Worcestershire County

14,984,323

York UA

8,268,239