Issue details

Sufficiency Strategy Home@theHeart: Transforming 48 London Road into a Children’s Home and Staying Close flats

To seek Cabinet approval for (a) the re-purposing of a Council owned property at 48 London Road (currently used to provide Youth Support services  under the council’s Youth Support Services contract) by converting it into a 5 bedroomed Children’s Residential Home and 3 staying close flats as part of the delivery of the Council’s  Sufficiency Strategy Home@theHeart 2022-2026; and (b) to seek delegated authority to procure building works for the purpose carrying out such conversion works and (c) to procure day-to-day delivery of accommodation and support services, with 24/7 staffing, to support the young people who will be living in this property.

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/02/2023

Decision due: 29 Mar 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s SafeGuarding and Early Years

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email:


Agenda items

Background papers

  • Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010.  
  • Sufficiency Strategy for Children and Young people Homes@theHeart 2022-2026  
  • Childrens Commissioner report 2020 - unregulated provision unregulated-children-in-care-living-in-semi-independent-accommodation.pdf  
  • Unregulated Government Response 2021 attachment_data/file/962686/Unregulated_government_response_Final.pdf  
  • Children’s Commissioner Stability index 2020