The support plan: Centrepiece of high‐quality service or missed opportunity?

Terry Allen (Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Bradford)

Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Publication date: 1 December 2005


The support plan is central to the Supporting People programme. A service user without one is not eligible for funding, and it forms a core objective of the formal Quality Assessment Framework. This article suggests not only that many support plans are not in place, but also that others are implemented poorly. This is a missed opportunity to deliver high‐calibre services, be accountable to the service user and address some of the key factors which make for a successful outcome.


Allen, T. (2005), "The support plan: Centrepiece of high‐quality service or missed opportunity?", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 9-12.

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