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Islington Council is consulting on its draft Supplementary Planning Document on Inclusive Design (design standards including those for accessible housing and inclusive student accommodation) from Monday 30 September until Monday 11 November 2013. The SPD sets out the Council's approach to Inclusive Design, which applies to all aspects of design, and sets basic minimum standards for some of the most commonly occurring design elements, which will be applied through the planning process within the borough of Islington. It updates the current standards for flexible housing and wheelchair accessible housing in Islington and provides an interpretation of those standards for student accommodation. See here for details.
Supporting People is a working partnership between
The Probation Service
Islington Primary Care Trust (PCT)
Provider organisations, service users and their carers are also involved in the partnership. The aim of this partnership is to deliver locally relevant housing related support services to help vulnerable people live independently in the community.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) directs many elements of the programme, but the services that each programme provides reflect the local needs of the communities they serve.
Supporting People offers vulnerable people the opportunity to improve their quality of life through greater independence. This is achieved by providing housing related support to prevent problems that can often lead to tenancy failure, hospitalisation, institutional care or homelessness. It can also help smooth the transition from accommodation based residential support to independent living .