Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of the Report - Member to formally
agree to adopt the Homelessness Strategy & Action
(Cabinet Member with Special Responsibility Councillor Caroline Jackson)
Cabinet received a report from the Director of Communities and the Environment which sought approval of the revised Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2020-23.
The options, options analysis, including risk assessment and officer preferred option, were set out in the report as follows:
The Officer preferred option is Option 2. If the Strategy is approved and adopted this will give officers and partners a clear framework and action plan to work together in collaboration to reduce homelessness and end rough sleeping. In response to questions Officers confirmed that a summary would be provided to Cabinet members detailing the various specific projects identified for additional funding. It was also confirmed that ‘pets’ would be included in the strategy and a briefing would be arranged prior to the final review.
Councillor Jackson proposed, seconded by Councillor Sinclair:
“That the recommendation, as set out in the report, be approved.”
Councillors then voted:-
(1) That the revised Homelessness & Rough Sleeper Strategy and action plan for the next four years be approved and adopted.
Officer responsible for effecting the decision:
Director of Communities and the Environment
Reasons for making the decision:
The decision is consistent with the Council Plan and contributes to the Council’s approved priorities including a sustainable District and Happy and Healthy Communities. The decision is also consistent with the Local plan and will contribute directly to the Homes Strategy 2020-2025, which is currently being drafted, providing access to more accommodation options in the private sector and developing Housing First and a social lettings agency in partnership with housing providers.
Report author: Sharon Parkinson
Publication date: 22/07/2020
Date of decision: 14/07/2020
Decided at meeting: 14/07/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 30/07/2020