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Supporting People Programme: Learning Disability

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 23 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of the Supporting People budget was spent on people with a learning disability in each of the last four years. (197422)

The Supporting People programme is administered at the local level by the relevant administering authority. It is for the authority to decide which services to fund, informed by the local needs and priorities identified in their five year Supporting People Strategies. The following table sets out the amount spent on Supporting People services for people with a learning disability, as reported to the Department by administering authorities. It will not identify all funding spent on people with a learning disability who access Supporting People services: some may have a different service classification (for example, people with a learning disability may access support from Supporting People services that help them move on from domestic violence or homelessness).

Spend reported on services for people with a learning disability (£)

Proportion of the total reported spend (%)

2004-05

396,596,732

23.4

2005-06

388,760,777

23.1

2006-07

367,435,288

22.4

Information for 2007-08 is not yet available.