Supporting People Cost Benefit Analysis
An in-depth analysis of the benefits of the SP programme to highlight learning for Personalisation in the North East.
This project will undertake an in-depth regional analysis of the benefits of the Supporting People Programme to highlight where efficiencies and good commissioning practise could affect the costs of procurement of Social Care Services for Independent Living, in advance of the mainstreaming of the supporting people programme by March 2011.
The project will capture a range of benefits related to the provision of housing support services as either an alternative to more institutionalised models of service, as a preventative service provision avoiding accessing other services of higher cost and/or as service provision that promotes longer and more sustainable independence and avoids reliance on more expensive interventions.
The project will also attempt to capture lessons learnt in the setting up and administration of the Supporting People Programme that would have a positive and efficiency lead impact on current social care commissioning practise. For example, over the last few years, the regional supporting people teams have brokered a number of regional and sub-regional protocols that have delivered efficiencies in the setting up of contracts, contract compliance and outcome monitoring. This project will seek to capture this practice and share the learning with colleagues in Social Care so support the development of similar cost saving practices.