Reductions to Supporting People budgets

Closed 5 Sep 2017

Opened 13 Jun 2017

Feedback updated 5 Apr 2018

We asked

The Supporting People consultation was open for 12 weeks from 13 June 2017 until 5 September 2017. We asked you for your views on four options to manage a £1.8 million reduction in the annual budget for Supporting People services and we sought your ideas for other ways that these services could be delivered.

The proposals on which we consulted are described in the Supporting People Consultation document.

You said

We received 732 responses to the consultation survey, the results of which are available in the Supporting People 2017 Final Consultation Report.

The consultation report also describes the feedback received at eight public events and in letters and emails.

We did

The consultation feedback was taken into consideration in developing a set of final recommendations for how to deliver the proposed savings to the Supporting People budget. The recommendations were put to the Mayor and Cabinet on 4 December 2017 to make a final decision. Cabinet made the following decisions:

  • Agreed a budget reduction of 15% across all current Supporting People funded services with effect from 1 April 2018;
  • Noted that a co-productive approach will be taken with service users, providers and key partners to shape longer term provision of targeted preventative services for vulnerable adults with effect from 1 January 2019.

We are working with all the current providers to agree how best to make the agreed savings with them to minimise the impact where we can on service users.  This will be completed by 1st April 2018.

A co-production steering group has been created to support the work to shape the longer term vision.  A proposal for this vision will be taken to Cabinet for decision as it will agree how the budget will be spent as from 2019.

The proposals and the Cabinet decisions are available in full in the Cabinet agenda papers.

BSL versions of the Supporting People Cabinet Papers are available below:

BSL - Cabinet Executive Summary

BSL - Appendix A - Further essential background and detail

BSL - Appendix B - Consultation Report

BSL - Appendix E - Equalities Impact Assessment

An audio version of the Supporting People Cabinet Papers are available below:

Audio - Cabinet Executive Summary

Audio - Appendix A - Further essential background and detail

Audio - Appendix B - Consultation Report

Audio - Appendix E - Equalities Impact Assessment


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