Decision details

Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The report requested Cabinet’s permission to use the external funding from Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services and Norfolk Supporting People to appoint the temporary post of a Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer.

Decision:

RESOLVED that the external funding from Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services and Norfolk Supporting People be used to appoint a temporary Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer for a two year fixed term to deliver the outcomes identified in the Housing Strategy for people with physical and sensory impairments 2008.

Reasons for the decision:

The reason for the recommendation was that at the General Purposes Committee meeting on 1st April 2009, it was resolved that, subject to the funding being approved, a temporary Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer be appointed

 

The risk of not appointing the temporary Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer were as follows:

 

§               Failure to deliver the recommendations of the Physical and Sensory Disability Strategy

 

§               Reputational damage with other key partners in the statutory and voluntary and service user sector

 

§               Failure to deliver key outcomes for vulnerable client groups

 

§               Failure to capitalise on funding and accommodation opportunities for this client group, impacting on delivery against LAA indicators 151 and 152

 

§               Missed opportunity to demonstrate the Council’s contribution to the wide Comprehensive Community Assessment agenda.

Alternative options considered:

The options were to approve or not to approve the funding for temporary post.

Publication date: 14/05/2009

Date of decision: 12/05/2009

Decided at meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/05/2009

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