Issue details

Ukrainian Refugee Support

To seek approval for two contract variations to enable additional support to be provided to Ukrainian refugees.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/05/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
This decision needs to be taken urgently to fund the additional services required of GARAS and to administer the welcome payments through a pre-paid card system. The urgency is due to the need for provision of immediate support to Ukrainian refugees under the requirements of the Homes for Ukraine scheme.

As this decision is urgent, it has not been possible to give the required 28 days notice of this key decision.

In accordance with the Council’s General Exception Rules, Chair and Vice Chair of the Scrutiny Committee, have been notified of the need to take this decision as an urgent decision without first publishing notification of the decision on the council website (28 days before the decision is taken).

Representations made

Any representations should be sent to:

Name: Siobhan Farmer

Tel. no: 01452 324249



By 5pm on 18 May 2022


Decision due: Between 19 May 2022 and 23 May 2022 by Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Delivery

Lead member: Cllr Kathy Williams, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery

Contact: Siobhan Farmer, Deputy Director of Public Health Email:



Background papers

  • Homes for Ukrainians - Guidance for Councils