Supporting People is a nationally funded social housing project, which is delivered at a local level through partnerships between the local authority and local housing providers. Liverpool City Council has provided exceptional services through the Supporting People programme and achieved excellent improvements in sharing of good practice and raising standards over a three-year period.
Liverpool City Council commissioned GovEd to produce a documentary film to celebrate the successes and to share their good practice with other local authorities and stakeholders across the country. The film involved interviews with a wide range of service users and service providers across the Supporting People programme in Liverpool, and told stories of how some of the service users' lives have been dramatically transformed as a direct result of the programme.
The film also provides insight into the particular way in which Liverpool City Council have set up an effective framework to encourage and enable providers to improve their standards and quality of services for all who pass through their doors.
The film was used as the centrepiece of a major Supporting People event in Liverpool, and has subsequently been disseminated to wider groups of stakeholders.
Producer/Director: Ravi Kapur
Cameraman and Post-production Supervisor: Ben Lavington Martin
Liverpool City Council Supporting People Team Film commissioned a DVD to demonstrate & illustrate how the Supporting People Programme works in Liverpool. We interviewed several production companies & GovEd submitted an impressive brief which revealed a good knowledge of the Programme & some creative ideas of how to fulfill it. They filmed in Liverpool recording the lives and views of vulnerable service users. It was a difficult & delicate task & required empathy, diplomacy & tact. During the week, the film team were very imaginative, flexible & open to ideas; whilst not losing sight of the brief. The resulting DVD was excellent & viewers of the DVD are left with a lasting & sharply focussed memory of what the Supporting People Programme in Liverpool is all about.
Alan Ward, Contract Manager, Supporting People Programme, Liverpool City Council