Decision details

Rough Sleeping Initiative Emergency Accommodation Allocation

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to approve the usage of the Rough Sleeping Initiative Emergency Accommodation Allocation and seek approval to extend the current fixed term contract of the Move on Support Officer (MOSO) until 31st March 2022.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Extend the NSAP Move-On Support Officer post to March 2022 and utilise the remaining Rough Sleeping Initiative Emergency Accommodation Allocation monies for ongoing accommodation provision

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Extend the NSAP Move-On Support Officer post to March 2022 and utilise the remaining Rough Sleeping Initiative Emergency Accommodation Allocation monies for ongoing accommodation provision (recommended): This option ensures there is sufficient balance between throughput and accommodation capacity, and provides a long-term safety net for the service up to March 2022
Option 2 - Do not extend staff and commit all funding to accommodation costs (not recommended): Whilst this would meet some shortfalls in other pressures such as ABEN this would risk reducing move on from what emergency accommodation placements should be, and potentially increase costs overall

Alternative options considered:

Do not extend staff and commit all funding to accommodation costs (not recommended): Whilst this would meet some shortfalls in other pressures such as ABEN this would risk reducing move on from what emergency accommodation placements should be, and potentially increase costs overall

Publication date: 08/04/2021

Date of decision: 25/03/2021

Effective from: 16/04/2021

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