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Supporting People Programme

Volume 506: debated on Monday 1 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 255W, on supporting people programme, what representations he has received from (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords on non-renewal of supporting people contracts. (318401)

The Department has continual engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, including local authorities and representatives of registered social landlords about the Supporting People Programme. While this may include issues concerning commissioning and contracts, it is for local authorities to make decisions about the renewal of contracts for the Supporting People Programme based on their strategic assessments of their areas’ particular needs.