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Housing Access Improvement and Development Officer

Meeting: 12/05/2009 - Cabinet (Item 45)

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Report of the Executive Member for the Economic & Housing Portfolio (Paul Claussen).

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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.

 

Options

 

To approve or not to approve the funding for temporary post.

 

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 risks 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 wider Comprehensive Community Assessment agenda.

 

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 2008 for people with physical and sensory impairments.<1>