Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Sets out proposals to purchase a property to accommodate rough sleepers and to recruit an intensive housing management team to manage/support customers with acute housing needs.
(i) that the direction of travel established in the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Recovery Plan, as detailed in the report, be agreed and the incremental delivery of the key elements contained withinit;
(ii) that the Corporate Asset Manager be authorised to agree Heads of terms for the acquisition of a suitable property to repurpose as accommodation to help meet the needs of Barnsley’s long-term rough sleepers;
(iii) that the Service Director Legal Services be authorised to complete the acquisition of the property, subject to the necessary planning consent being achieved asnecessary;
(iv) that recruitment into the “core team” to provide intensive housing management and support to those in housing crisis and threatened with rough sleeping in theborough be endorsed; and
(v) that the re-allocation of capital and revenue to meet housing needs identified when Holden House was decommissioned into the purchase and repurposing of the identified suitable property be endorsed.
Publication date: 13/01/2021
Date of decision: 13/01/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 20/01/2021