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Salford city council: further big reductions to supporting people programme M27

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A further reduction of £624k in addition to the £2m reduction in 2011/12 in the Supporting People programme which gives support to over 5,500 vulnerable people.

The funding for the Supporting People programme was reduced from £13m to £11m in 2011/12 and 2012/13 will see a further reduction of £779,000 with less funding available to housing support services for learning difficulty, mental health, and sheltered accommodation and homeless clients.

This will reduce funding for sheltered accommodation by 13%, homelessness accommodation and floating support by 5% and learning difficulties and mental health by almost 5%. These savings will result from changes made to service delivery leading to a reduced number of people supported or a reduction in the level of support provided. In addition providers have also reviewed their service delivery and made efficiencies. The Supporting People team will be reduced by 4 posts which will mean potentially fewer reviews of service delivery are undertaken and a risk that value for money and quality of some services may reduce.

From budget papers 2012-2013:

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