CSCI: impact of ‘Supporting People’ is inconsistent around the country

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Social care regulator the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) has criticised the Government’s “Supporting People” programme, saying that, halfway into the five-year, £8 billion programme, the impact has been inconsistent across different groups of people and different parts of England. The CSCI has produced a report, Supporting people – promoting independence, which looks at the social care aspects of the Supporting People programme. Based on 40 local inspections carried out jointly with the Audit Commission, the report highlights excellent initiatives across the country but says more work needs to be done in some areas to address local priorities and ensure fair access to services. The report says there has been too much investment in 24-hour supported accommodation and not enough attention given to people living in a range of other accommodation, including home owners and those in privately-rented properties. The report warns that, as Supporting People funding reduces year-on-year, some coun

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