§ Yvette Cooper
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is keen that all funded schemes continue. However, Government funding for warden schemes was awarded on a short-term basis, and it was clear from the start that this financial support would only be for a limited period. With this in mind the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister is working closely with all schemes in the development of their future sustainability plans. Events are being held and guidance has been produced to assist scheme managers achieve sustainability for their warden schemes.
The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister continues to promote the wardens approach, particularly as a key element of neighbourhood management, and where possible will do all that is necessary to help successful schemes continue.