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Cabinet Decision: 2nd November 2006
Title of Item/Report
Supporting People 4 year Strategy 2006 - 1010
Record of the Decision
Cabinet considered a report detailing revisions to the Council's Supporting People Strategy.

The Supporting People 5-Year Strategy, approved by Cabinet on 8th September 2005 had recently been updated and reviewed because of a number of changes within the programme both on a national and local level. These included: -

a national review of the Government's approach to the programme,
the local situation with the known outcomes of service reviews,
the acknowledged under funding situation within the local programme,
the announcement of the allocation for 2007/08.

In view of these changes the Supporting People Commissioning Body had taken the opportunity to update and review the Strategy in the light of the changes and publish a revised version covering the period 2006 - 2010.

The Supporting People 4-Year Strategy identified the key SP commissioning and work priorities within the Borough. The revisions provide clear outcomes and priorities for the programme over the next four years focusing on both the immediate and longer term priorities. In addition the Strategy identified work priorities for the Supporting People team. The Supporting People programme locally got 2.75 million / year from the DCLG and would get an additional 205k in 2007/08. To meet all the Council's strategic plans it needed in the region of an additional 1.3 million to enable the Supporting People Commissioning Body to achieve the outcomes of the 4-year Strategy and in order to meet the identified gaps existing within the Borough. The ability of the programme to attract the required additional funding was based on the outcome of national consultation on the SP distribution formula and 2007 Spending Review.

A full copy of the updated Four Year Strategy 2006 - 2010 was provided to Members.

RESOLVED that the Supporting People 4-Year Strategy 2006 - 2010 be approved and the continued development of the Strategy be supported

Reasons for the Decision
The Supporting People 4-Year Strategy requires the approval and support of Cabinet.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Councillor Cook declared a personal, non prejudicial interest in respect of this item as his parents received services provided by the Supporting People Strategy.

Details of any Dispensations
None
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
By no later than Midnight Friday 10th November 2006
Attachment

Date of Publication: 08 November 2006


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