Supporting People paperwork mounts

    Three of the biggest supported housing providers are to meet this
    week amid concerns they are “creaking” under the weight of
    Supporting People bureaucracy.

    Hanover Housing Association, Housing 21 and Anchor Trust will draw
    up a strategy to convince the government to reduce the paperwork
    that accompanies the programme.

    There is concern that service reviews carried out by different
    local authorities are placing conflicting demands on them.
    The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister wrote to councils in
    January urging them to keep bureaucracy to a minimum and saying
    some providers believed it was affecting their services.

    Geoff Loughlin, head of housing services at Housing 21, said it had
    to deal with over 100 administering authorities.

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