Decision details

MHCLG Domestic Abuse Section 31 Grant Funding for 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet approval for investment of the MHCLG Domestic Abuse Section 31 Grant for 2021/22 to enable us to meet our statutory duties under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Decision:

Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery sought Cabinet approval for investment of the MHCLG Domestic Abuse Section 31 Grant for 2021/22 to enable us to meet our statutory duties under the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Modify the existing Lot 1 provider contract with Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS) up to the value of £405,968 over 2 + 2 years (the current contract ends 30th June 2023 and if the +2 option is exercised it will end 30th June 2025) to include:

 

1.Floating Support (£12,000 x4 = £48,000); Flexible Funding (£40,000 x4 = £160,000) and Target Hardening/Sanctuary referral (£49,492 x4 = £197,968)

 

2. Modify the existing Lot 1 provider contract with GDASS up to the value of £60,000 over three years with annual break clauses for Floating Support linked to call off contracts for Places of Safety and Dispersed Refuge (£12,000 x3 = £36,000; £8,000 x3 = £24,000)

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Adult Social Care and Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery to:

 

3. Issue contracts under Lot 2 of the Domestic Abuse Framework up to the value of £800,000 over three years for the purpose of providing support in Places of Safety (£60,000 x3 + £18,100 x3 additional costs = £234,300); a DA Intervention Post (£88,000 x3 = £264,000); Specialist DA Advocates in Housing Teams; DA Training for the Housing Sector and DA Housing Champions (estimated £100,000 x3= £300,000)

 

4. Allocate a proportion of our Tier 1 administrative burdens funding towards posts which support the domestic abuse and sexual violence work associated with the duties arising from the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 to a maximum annual value of £100,000.

 

5. Run a mini competition on the DA framework under Lot 2 to support refuge accommodation up to the value of £300,000 over three years and award a contract to the successful bidder.

 

6. Issue contracts under Lot 2 of the Domestic Abuse Framework or the Community and Accommodation Based Support (CABS) Framework for scheme costs in dispersed refuge units to the maximum value of £180,000 over three years

 

7. Allocate the remainder of the grant (approximately £438,069 for 2021/22) following publication of the domestic abuse needs assessment and strategy in September 2021 and the subsequent investment recommendations from the LPB.

 

 

Report author: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Delivery

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/07/2021

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