SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has backed a coalition of charities and voluntary organisations calling on the Northern Ireland Executive to strengthen a programme that annually provides vital support to help more than 26,000 people in Northern Ireland live as independently as possible.
Mr Ramsey said: “Representatives of the programme believe the quality of life for thousands of vulnerable people is heavily dependent on Supporting People. Without strong measures in place to protect services, they believe there is a distinct danger that those in most need may lose out.
“The programme must be properly resourced to remain effective and continue delivering strongly for Northern Ireland.
“I am delighted to be among the many to back this vital programme, and I will do what I can to secure its future so work aimed at helping the most vulnerable in our society can continue.”