The Supporting People (SP) programme provides nearly 900 housing related support services across NI, and equips more than 20,000 vulnerable people - including the elderly, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness -  to live independently, preventing problems that can result in institutional care, hospitalisation, or homelessness.


Our challenge. SP schemes face a very real financial challenge and an uncertain future. In August, the coalition came together to back the campaign which successfully secured a one-off £2.6m allocation for the programme. Core funding has been frozen for almost a decade and providers are encountering unavoidable financial pressures. Without an appropriate budget increase, the quality and range of services provided to vulnerable and marginalised people will be reduced.


Our ask. The SP budget requires an urgent increase through monitoring rounds or in the overall Departmental budget. Ideally, there should be a commitment for funding to be adjusted for inflationary uplifts and ring-fenced for five years. If we are serious about ending homelessness and ensuring there is adequate care and protection for all in society, then boosting SP is the place to start.

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STARTER PACK SCHEME UPDATE

We are glad to announce the scheme is once again operational. In order to ensure smooth running, the link is as before: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/starterpacks17.


Should you have any queries, please contact Barry Green, barry@chni.org.uk.

JOIN THE COALITION CALLING ON THE NI EXECUTIVE TO PROTECT & STRENGTHEN THE SP PROGRAMME. Read more on our campaign page

“homelessness in the news” (monthly summary)

JAN 2018

Homelessness in the news.docx

FEB 2018

News_Feb_18.docx

MAR 2018

News_Mar_18.docx