Decision details

Warm Homes Oldham Assessment and Referral Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider options for the Warm Homes Oldham Assessment and Referral Service.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
1.The Warm Homes Oldham Assessment and Referral Service be brought in-house on 17 August 2019 by TUPE transferring two members of staff from Engie to the Council.
2.A further extension to the contract with Engie from 1 June 2019 to 16 August 2019 be agreed.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - To bring the Warm Homes Oldham Assessment and Referral Service in-house on 17 August 2019 by TUPE transferring two members of staff from Engie to the Council, as this provides continuity of the service within the budget available. To agree a further extension to the contract with Engie from 1 June 2019 to 16 August 2019 to maintain continuity of the service during the interim period.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 - To re-procure the Warm Homes Oldham Assessment and Referral Service, however, this is unlikely to result in any bids within the budget available.
Option 3 - To discontinue the Warm Homes Oldham Assessment and Referral Service. However, this will not help to tackle fuel poverty in the borough and could result in an increase in excess winter deaths and unplanned hospital admissions.

Publication date: 17/07/2019

Date of decision: 03/07/2019

Effective from: 26/07/2019

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