Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
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.
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