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Small Supports: 20/21 Programme

Find out how to get involved in the Small Supports 20/21 programme, which has been adapted to allow us to begin working alongside people while the Covid-19 restrictions are still in place.

Small Supports: 20/21 Programme

If you would like to know more about Small Supports, we suggest that you start here.


How to Get Involved in the 20/21 Programme

If, after the webinar, you think that you and other local key stakeholders would like to explore how the Small Supports partnership might work with your area, we will invite you to complete this short expression of interest form by FRIDAY 07 AUGUST 2020

Following the expression of interest, we will select up to 16 interested areas to offer an online conversation with members of our team; time slots will be available from the end of July and throughout August.  Because of the level of local commitment needed to spark and develop Small Supports, at this stage we request that you have the support of your local Transforming Care Partnership.

Following the conversations, in August and September there will be further detailed discussions with interested areas to ensure that we have the skills and time needed to support you; and that you have the commitment, the right people, and time to deliver the best chances of success.  Again, these will be online.

If we have more than 8 local areas interested in joining the programme, we will reflect on local ideas, readiness, and commitment, as well as the development priorities of NHSE.

A summary of the timescale for selecting the 8 local areas to take part in the Small Supports 20/21 Programme is below:


The Programme of Support

The programme of support will be a combination of tailored site-based activity and national action. 

Site-based activity is likely to include:

  • sharing information
  • action planning working with commissioning/procurement teams
  • working alongside people and families
  • working with social workers and other practitioners
  • sharing information with, and supporting, emerging small supports organisations

National action will include:

  • virtual and real time residential information sharing and planning events
  • commissioner networks
  • provider networks
  • business support to emerging providers
  • evaluation and learning

The programme is primarily funded by LGA/NHSE and each participating area will be asked to make a contribution of £16,000 plus VAT.


If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Ryan, Business & Project Support Officer: / 07593443740.


For more information contact Rebecca Ryan by:

Email: Rebecca Ryan
Tel: 07593443740

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