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Supported Housing Update

Meeting: 22/09/2016 - Housing Scrutiny Committee (Item 39)

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This Item was chaired by Diana Minns (Vice Chair / Tenant Representative)


Matter for Decision

The report was predominantly for information and at a time of significant change within Housing, Health and Social Care. The Care Act 2014 requires public sector services to work in partnership to deliver preventative services which promote well-being in the community. In recognition that many of the City Council’s tenants are vulnerable at some point in their life and during their tenancy, the City Council provides a number of services to its tenants and those in the wider community to ensure that tenancies are sustained and that households remain at home and independent for as long as possible.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Housing

     i.        Noted the 2015/16 outcomes of the Supported Housing Service.

    ii.        Approved a review of the community alarms service.


Reason for the Decision

The City Council continues to contribute to the role of the Local Health Partnership by ensuring supported housing services are targeted at those in greatest need.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations


The Committee expressed support for the service and praised its achievements.


The Supported Housing Manager said the following in response to Members’ questions:

     i.        Move on times for those in CCC Mental Health Supported Housing varied. Since 2014, tenancies are fixed term and last for up to 3 years. Many move on within 2 years.

    ii.        Clarified that the City Council is the only district in the County to offer an emergency attendance response service in addition to the telephone response.

   iii.        Stated that some flats in Anstey Way had been used as temporary housing and that the properties were no longer used for this purpose.


The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.


The Executive Councillor approved the recommendation.