Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In response to issues raised by the Chair, officers agreed to investigate the way in which Section 184 decision letters were worded by the Housing Options Service, however, the legal definitions such as “intentionally homeless” cannot be changed as this was a legal requirement. Officers also clarified that Section 184 of Part 7 of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) related to a legal decision on each Homelessness application, and was a duty of the Council to meet its obligations under the Act. Officers were requested to tidy up the wording of the Prevention Duty definition included on Page 15 of the Strategy.
It was RESOLVED:
1. That the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2019-2024, attached as Appendix A to the report, be adopted.
2. That delegated authority be given to the Strategic Director (RP) to make minor revisions to the draft Strategy, having consulted the Leader and the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Health & Older People.
Reason for Decision: As contained in report.
Other Options considered: As contained in report.
Publication date: 20/11/2019
Date of decision: 20/11/2019
Decided at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Executive