City of London Supporting People What can Supporting People money be used for? Easy Read Version Each year, the Government gives money to the council. Some of this money is given to Supporting People service providers to help people to live more independently. The government has set rules about how this money can be spent. There are strict rules about which services can be funded by Supporting People. Supporting People can pay for you to get the help you need to live more independently. “Independently” means that you are able to do more things on your own. Who can we help? Supporting People can help you if you have a Learning Disability. They can help other people too. The other people may not have a Learning Disability. To live independently, people need to be able to: Make sure their rent is paid on time Know how to find and pay for all the necessary services for their home (gas, water and electricity for example) Keep their home warm, safe, and comfortable Look after themselves. Other care or support services can help with this if needed Find and use community services when needed (public transport, doctor or dentist, for example) Supporting People money can be used to provide services which help people to become live more independently in their homes. Supporting People can pay for a support worker to: Help you to shop sensibly Help you learn how to cook and eat healthily Help you to fill in forms Help you to use your money better Supporting People does not pay for: Medical care This can mean someone to give you medicine Personal care This can mean someone to wash you or help you get dressed Domestic care This can mean someone to cook for you… …or someone to do your shopping for you… …or someone to do your washing for you… …or someone to do your cleaning for you… We can help you do things for yourself. We do not pay for people to do things for you. Sometimes we can pay for the things listed above, but only if it is for a short time and only in special circumstances. Talk to your support worker if you have any questions about this. You can also contact the Supporting People team if you have any questions. Call us on 020 7332 3582.
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