Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member: Long-Term Care sought to endorse the council’s continued involvement with district councils in developing and reviewing services for homeless, vulnerable people.
Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,
1) a) Note the Social Impact Bond investment of up to £990k as detailed in section 5 of the report, which will enable personalised support to rough sleepers and individuals entrenched within the homelessness system and provide link workers to support each individual to navigate their journey away from homelessness to positive, sustainable outcomes.
b) Endorse the council’s continued involvement, with district councils, in developing the Social Impact Bond and review of services to homeless vulnerable people.
2) Delegate authority to the Commissioning Director: Children and Families, in consultation with Cabinet Member Long Term Care, to:
a) Direct award interim contracts to the five incumbent providers of each of the contracts for homeless vulnerable adults, as listed in Section A of Appendix A of the published decision report, so that they should all expire 30th September 2018, and
b) Exercise contractual options to extend the existing contracts for accommodation-based support for homeless young vulnerable people with each of the six providers, as listed in Section B of Appendix A of this report, for a further period of 1 year, commencing on 1 July 2017, and then, vary such contracts to extend their terms by a further three month period to expire 30th September 2018 on the basis set out in Section C of Appendix A to the published decision report,
for the purpose of aligning contract end dates to enable their alignment with future plans as described in section 9 of the decision report.