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Supporting People Programme

Volume 494: debated on Monday 22 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what records his Department maintains of the ways in which local authorities spend funding provided by his Department under the Supporting People programme. (280751)

Supporting People expenditure data are collected from local authorities annually via the Supporting People Local System (SPLS) used to report data to CLG. The information is provided by local authorities at service level and is aggregated by CLG to produce an analysis of spend for the financial year by authority, region and nationally. Information published is shown by primary client group; for example, by older people with support needs, mentally disordered offenders and service type, for example, accommodation based service, or Home Improvement Agencies. The information by all client groups and service type is available on the spkweb.

Additional information is also available by secondary client group, accommodation type, provider organisation type, service duration and charging type but does not form part of the published analysis.

In addition to the data provided via the SPLS local authorities were previously required under the Supporting People Grant Conditions to provide audited and commissioning body-approved expenditure figures via CLG web-based data collection and payments processing system logasnet (Local Grants and Subsidy.net).

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have used Supporting People funding to provide wardens for sheltered accommodation in the last 12 months. (280752)

The data collected via the Supporting People Local System (SPLS) does not specifically identify expenditure on wardens. However, all of the 150 top tier local authorities have reported expenditure against ‘sheltered’ and ‘very sheltered’ accommodation based services which may include warden services.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department provided to each local authority under the Supporting People programme in each of the last three years. (280753)

£1.693 million, £1.686 million and £1.666 million was paid to local authorities in 2007-08, 2008-09 and 2009-10 respectively.

A detailed breakdown of Supporting People funding allocated to each individual local authority is provided in the table.

SP grant allocations

£

Grant allocation

ONS name

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

Barking and Dagenham

5,061,217

5,415,502

5,650,993

Barnet

7,497,667

7,803,452

7,803,452

Barnsley

5,673,232

5,673,232

5,673,232

Bath and North East Somerset

4,011,947

4,011,947

3,977,838

Bedfordshire

7,118,216

7,118,216

7,118,216

Bexley

2,984,688

3,193,616

3,417,169

Birmingham

51,912,681

51,912,681

51,912,681

Blackburn with Darwen

6,031,664

5,946,909

5,649,563

Blackpool

6,138,533

6,568,230

6,821,148

Bolton

9,101,572

9,101,572

9,101,572

Bournemouth

11,152,392

10,594,772

10,065,034

Bracknell Forest

2,016,121

1,964,461

1,866,238

Bradford

19,219,872

19,219,872

19,219,872

Brent

12,806,959

12,806,959

12,806,959

Brighton and Hove

12,659,223

12,464,495

11,841,270

Bristol, City of

27,812,095

27,714,131

27,009,329

Bromley

5,428,129

5,428,129

5,428,129

Buckinghamshire

5,587,753

5,587,753

5,587,753

Bury

6,653,044

6,610,689

6,360,443

Calderdale

5,674,656

5,674,656

5,674,656

Cambridgeshire

12,168,459

11,965,723

11,367,437

Camden

35,723,266

33,937,103

32,240,248

Cheshire

20,537,745

20,019,592

19,018,613

City of London

698,534

694,413

681,913

Cornwall

14,204,036

14,204,036

14,204,036

Coventry

15,490,980

14,890,394

14,145,875

Croydon

8,951,651

8,951,651

8,951,651

Cumbria

9,443,164

10,104,185

10,104,185

Darlington

3,825,855

3,820,097

3,737,103

Derby

10,556,336

10,556,336

10,556,336

Derbyshire

17,260,646

17,260,646

17,260,646

Devon

19,337,068

19,337,068

19,337,068

Doncaster

11,064,106

11,064,106

11,064,106

Dorset

9,665,842

9,665,842

9,665,842

Dudley

6,439,067

6,484,018

6,484,018

Durham

14,588,081

14,588,081

14,588,081

Ealing

11,125,397

11,125,397

11,125,397

East Riding of Yorkshire

4,937,622

5,283,256

5,625,040

East Sussex

11,561,210

11,561,210

11,561,210

Enfield

11,055,312

11,055,312

11,055,312

Essex

29,622,839

29,622,839

29,622,839

Gateshead

5,987,723

6,406,864

6,664,235

Gloucestershire

24,633,207

23,401,547

22,231,469

Greenwich

9,302,736

9,953,928

9,953,928

Hackney

22,221,917

22,221,917

22,221,917

Halton

7,803,714

7,602,565

7,222,437

Hammersmith and Fulham

12,826,145

12,668,832

12,035,390

Hampshire

31,109,951

31,009,951

31,009,951

Haringey

21,330,020

20,682,294

19,648,179

Harrow

3,582,678

3,833,438

3,833,438

Hartlepool

3,984,694

3,984,694

3,984,694

Havering

2,578,536

2,759,034

2,952,166

Herefordshire County of

6,523,367

6,197,199

5,887,339

Hertfordshire

21,000,881

21,000,881

21,000,881

Hillingdon

5,954,047

5,954,047

5,954,047

Hounslow

5,525,734

5,912,535

6,060,344

Isle of Wight

6,379,804

6,142,762

5,835,624

Isles of Scilly

1,846

1,835

1,802

Islington

15,934,504

15,934,504

15,934,504

Kensington and Chelsea

11,170,507

10,669,620

10,136,139

Kent

32,024,915

32,024,915

32,024,915

Kingston upon Hull, City of

11,059,567

11,059,567

11,059,567

Kingston upon Thames

4,405,694

4,405,694

4,405,694

Kirklees

10,593,700

10,593,700

10,593,700

Knowsley

7,381,274

7,381,274

7,381,274

Lambeth

20,792,197

20,792,197

20,792,197

Lancashire

29,052,873

29,052,873

29,052,873

Leeds

32,986,531

32,986,531

32,986,531

Leicester

15,529,446

15,398,432

14,688,725

Leicestershire

7,012,300

7,098,383

7,126,208

Lewisham

17,219,829

17,219,829

17,219,829

Lincolnshire

21,373,288

20,798,681

19,758,747

Liverpool

41,900,943

41,124,873

39,068,629

Luton

4,520,292

4,520,292

4,520,292

Manchester

38,557,790

38,416,502

37,395,659

Medway

5,840,889

5,840,889

5,840,889

Merton

3,385,278

3,385,278

3,385,278

Middlesbrough

5,982,841

5,982,841

5,982,841

Milton Keynes

5,241,687

5,241,687

5,241,687

Newcastle upon Tyne

18,817,689

18,121,540

17,215,463

Newham

11,068,502

11,843,297

12,458,291

Norfolk

16,336,572

16,336,572

16,336,572

North East Lincolnshire

6,145,522

6,145,522

6,145,522

North Lincolnshire

3,454,079

3,695,865

3,866,848

North Somerset

5,874,185

5,874,185

5,874,185

North Tyneside

8,623,570

8,623,570

8,623,570

North Yorkshire

15,180,220

15,072,880

14,734,962

Northamptonshire

14,256,621

14,256,621

14,256,621

Northumberland

7,054,329

7,054,329

7,054,329

Nottingham

26,052,630

24,749,999

23,512,499

Nottinghamshire

25,705,789

24,969,520

23,721,044

Oldham

8,227,686

8,227,686

8,227,686

Oxfordshire

18,856,965

17,914,117

17,018,411

Peterborough

4,607,583

4,930,114

5,020,820

Plymouth

8,213,292

8,213,292

8,213,292

Poole

4,944,078

4,696,874

4,462,030

Portsmouth

8,921,250

8,497,857

8,072,964

Reading

4,935,083

4,856,519

4,613,693

Redbridge

4,467,863

4,780,613

5,115,256

Redcar and Cleveland

2,410,460

2,579,192

2,759,736

Richmond upon Thames

2,847,584

2,847,584

2,847,584

Rochdale

15,076,659

15,076,659

15,076,659

Rotherham

7,567,131

7,567,131

7,567,131

Rutland

730,810

726,498

713,421

Salford

13,191,145

13,191,145

13,191,145

Sandwell

10,580,319

10,580,319

10,580,319

Sefton

6,746,556

6,746,556

6,746,556

Sheffield

25,227,224

25,227,224

25,227,224

Shropshire

6,345,391

6,345,391

6,345,391

Slough

4,325,790

4,215,339

4,004,572

Solihull

2,778,479

2,972,973

3,181,081

Somerset

19,063,308

18,258,051

17,345,148

South Gloucestershire

4,674,886

4,674,886

4,674,886

South Tyneside

4,947,095

4,947,095

4,947,095

Southampton

10,559,245

10,145,230

9,637,969

Southend-on-Sea

4,908,331

4,908,331

4,908,331

Southwark

18,765,619

18,765,619

18,765,619

St. Helens

10,218,473

10,174,734

9,878,592

Staffordshire

11,971,701

12,809,720

13,494,999

Stockport

8,022,591

8,022,591

8,022,591

Stockton-on-Tees

2,950,823

3,157,381

3,378,397

Stoke-on-Trent

5,479,678

5,863,255

6,273,683

Suffolk

18,734,394

18,444,845

17,522,603

Sunderland

11,263,297

11,263,297

11,263,297

Surrey

18,509,347

18,509,347

18,509,347

Sutton

3,667,041

3,667,041

3,667,041

Swindon

5,397,250

5,387,575

5,292,578

Tameside

7,217,707

7,217,707

7,217,707

Telford and Wrekin

3,917,442

3,917,442

3,917,442

Thurrock

2,375,440

2,541,721

2,604,713

Torbay

5,708,189

5,600,245

5,320,233

Tower Hamlets

15,384,899

15,384,899

15,384,899

Trafford

5,431,885

5,431,885

5,431,885

Wakefield

6,967,057

7,007,331

7,007,331

Walsall

7,067,337

7,067,337

7,067,337

Waltham Forest

7,882,823

8,434,621

8,859,269

Wandsworth

11,177,258

11,177,258

11,177,258

Warrington

7,611,086

7,373,419

7,004,748

Warwickshire

10,146,789

10,146,789

10,146,789

West Berkshire

5,408,772

5,138,333

4,881,417

West Sussex

15,049,327

15,049,327

15,049,327

Westminster

17,051,638

17,051,638

17,051,638

Wigan

7,626,132

8,159,961

8,731,159

Wiltshire

8,174,934

8,174,934

8,174,934

Windsor and Maidenhead

1,723,056

1,723,056

1,723,056

Wirral

10,341,400

10,341,400

10,341,400

Wokingham

1,609,880

1,609,880

1,609,880

Wolverhampton

7,997,826

7,997,826

7,997,826

Worcestershire

14,984,323

14,984,323

14,984,323

York

8,268,239

7,854,827

7,462,086

Total

1,693,339,796

1,685,987,604

1,665,990,230

Note:

Information taken from published and internal sources

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the Supporting People scheme his Department has allocated to Handyperson schemes in each of the last three years. (280483)

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 how much local authorities spent from their Support People allocation, on Home Improvement Agencies, to deliver services including handypersons services at the local level.

Spend reported Home Improvement Agencies

£ million

2006-07

15.414

2007-08

17.832

A 2008 Survey of funding sources for HIA handyperson services by their national body, Foundations, estimated that the Supporting People contribution for Handyperson services only to be approximately £900,000.