Easy Read Eligibility Policy by wuyunqing

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									    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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