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Supporting People

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The Supporting People programme helps individuals to live independently in the community. The Northern Ireland Housing Executive administers the programme in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department for Communities.

Supporting People grants fund 86 delivery partners that provide over 850 housing support services for to up to 19,000 service users across Northern Ireland.

The aim of the Supporting People programme is to establish a strategic, integrated policy and funding framework delivered locally in response to identified local needs, deliver good quality services focused on the needs of users and, enable vulnerable people to live independently in the community, in all types of accommodation and tenure.