Decision details

Homelessness Prevention Services

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The subject of the decision:


This report provided an update on changes to the support service to homeless people in Hambleton.  The previous externally commissioned provision was being replaced by a ‘in house’ support service in an agreement with North Yorkshire County Council and the other six District/Borough Councils.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


Cabinet was satisfied that the provision of this service provided a core element of the Council’s Homeless Strategy and helped the Council meet its statutory duties to prevent and relieve homelessness.




That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council:-


(1)     to enter into a collaboration agreement with North Yorkshire County Council (and the 6 District Councils within North Yorkshire) on the terms as set out in this report.  This agreement shall require the Council to provide an ‘in-house’ support service for homeless people both within temporary accommodation and in the wider community;


(2)     agree to accept an annual grant payment of £79,000 (+3% inflationary uplift) for the next 5 years in respect of the provision of this service; and


(3)     agree the costs which may result from pension implications, as described in paragraph 5.6 of the report, could be higher than the value of the grant from North Yorkshire Country Council and these costs will be funded from an increase in the Council’s budget.

Report author: Nicole Patterson

Publication date: 04/09/2019

Date of decision: 03/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

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