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TACKLING HOMELESSNESS - PROPERTY ACQUISITION PARTNERSHIPS: REVIEW AND FUTURE ACTIONS

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Cabinet is recommendeed to approve the Council entering into a new acquisition programme partnership.

 

Decision:

Cabinet:

(1)          noted the progress on the three partnerships entered to date, set out at paragraphs 3.3 to 3.5 of the report;

(2)          noted the progress made on investigating the market for  potential partnerships and the proposal to carry out evaluation exercise of proposals brought forward by potential partners in order for the Council to enter into at least one additional partnership through the award of contracts with a value of more than £1m as set out paragraph 3.6 of the report;

(3)          delegated authority to the Lead Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development in consultation with the Director of Housing  to enter into further partnerships in order to reduce homelessness costs; and

(4)          noted the financial savings achieved through these partnerships and the overall level of further savings required to reduce the deficit on the homelessness budget as set out at paragraph 7.1 of the report.

 

OPTIONS & ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED

The Council could choose not to investigate further partnership opportunities. However this would result in the savings targets set out at 6.1 below not being achieved.

The ongoing market testing and evaluation of existing proposals will explore the range of alternative models available to the Council and the Portfolio Lead Member for Economic Growth and Housing Development in consultation with the Director of Housing to will be tasked to enter into further partnerships in order to reduce homelessness costs.

 

 

Report author: Martin Ling

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 10/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 10/10/2019 - Cabinet

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