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Decision details

Arrangements for the Community Alarm Service monitoring at Sheltered Housing Schemes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Currently the community alarm monitoring for Sheltered Housing is delivered by WELbeing. This contract is set to expire March 2019 and details outlined set out the arrangements for continued service provision.

Decisions:

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing Services and Neighbourhoods which detailed:

 

  • Ministry Housing Communities Local Government (MHCLG) & Department for Works (DWP) formal response to the October 2017 national consultations on future funding for supported and sheltered housing; and

 

  • The arrangements for the Council’s sheltered housing’s 24hr community lifeline alarm service now that the Government had announced its future funding plans for sheltered housing.

 

RESOLVED

that Cabinet:

 

 

agreed to procure the Council’s community lifeline alarm service in compliance with the Council’s financial regulation & guidance policy, further to the Cabinet decision in July 2018 to re-procure the service from January 2019

 

 

agreed the action plan arising from the independent review of the Council’s housing sheltered service and detailed within the report

 

 

noted the MHCLG position with regard to sheltered housing.

 

The report contained three further recommendations which remained confidential.

 

(Moved by Councillor M Cook and seconded by Councillor S Doyle)

 

 

 

Report author: Tina Mustafa

Publication date: 04/07/2019

Date of decision: 24/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2019 - Cabinet

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