The effectiveness and efficiency of accommodation-based services funded by the Supporting People Programme

John Palmer (North Harbour Consulting) has completed a literature review of Supporting People funded services in England, Wales and Scotland. This will be available on the company web site in the near future.

This work forms part of a larger project led by a team at RSM McClure Watters (Belfast) to review the effectiveness and efficiency of accommodation-based services funded by the Supporting People programme in Northern Ireland. This research is one of a number of studies being commissioned by the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in association with the Department for Social Development as a backdrop to a fundamental review of the Supporting People programme in the Province. Previous commissions that North Harbour Consulting has been responsible for which are also relevant to the review are: “Supported accommodation schemes for homeless people in Northern Ireland funded by the Supporting People programme: a performance evaluation” completed in 2013, and “Bamford Review: The experiences of learning disabled people resettled from long stay hospitals into residential services funded by Supporting People” for which the interim report is now completed.

John is now working with the RSM team on a systematic appraisal of data on the Supporting People programme in NI.