The money claimed through the Transitional Housing Benefit Scheme and other accommodation-based grants was transferred to the Supporting People Programme on 1st April 2003. There are two types of supporting people grant that have been introduced:
This grant is usually paid directly to providers of Supporting People related services and will fund the following type of scheme:
This grant will be paid directly to the council and will cover the identified support costs of sheltered schemes; the community alarm service and community care schemes. Caerphilly county borough council or another provider e.g. a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) can provide this support.
The following are services covered by the Supporting People Grant:
All schemes funded by Supporting People grants will be subject to an initial and on-going review of the services provided. The review will look at the need for the service and also ensure that the support provided is of a good quality.