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The Supporting People (SP) Programme is a flagship Welsh Government programme that supports more than 60,000 people each year to live as independently as they can.

It funds a variety of services to support a wide range of marginalised people at risk of housing crisis, including people at risk of homelessness; families fleeing domestic abuse; people dealing with mental or physical health problems, or learning disabilities; ex-service personnel; care leavers; and older people in need of support.

SP services play a crucial role in preventing homelessness in Wales, enabling people  to manage their own lives and live confidently in safe, secure homes.

The programme delivers remarkable value for money. By providing high quality support to vulnerable people, SP services often help to avoid hospitalisation and homelessness, minimise the need for high cost interventions and reduce pressure on statutory services such as health, social care and the criminal justice system.   

  • Background

    The Supporting People Programme came into existence in April 2003, and has had a major impact in preventing homelessness and enabling vulnerable people to remain living independently in the community. 

    In 2010, Professor Sir Mansel Aylward of Public Health Wales led a review of the programme, which resulted in 25 recommendations being made.

    Following the Aylward review there was a shift from two separate funding streams (Supporting People Revenue Grant and Supporting People Grant) to one unified grant named the Supporting People Programme Grant.

    Over the course of 2011/12, Welsh Government, in collaboration with key partners (including Cymorth Cymru) developed guidance on the new structure of SP to provide practical advice and information to practitioners in this area.

    In 2014, a review of the SP structures was undertaken and a series of recommendations produced.

    Find out more about the structure and governance of the Supporting People Programme.

  • Current issues

    Cymorth is represented on all Supporting People working groups and issues are fed back to all providers through our SP updates.

    ‘Let’s Keep on Supporting People’ campaign
    In 2015/16 the Supporting People budget has been cut by £10m. In response, Cymorth Cymru and Community Housing Cymru have launched the ‘Let’s Keep on Supporting People’ campaign to secure continued investment in the Supporting People Programme Grant and ensure that marginalised people at risk of housing crisis continue to be protected.

    Find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved.

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