Decision - 18 Wellington Road

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18 Wellington Road

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek agreement to tender for a support service at 18 Wellington Road


1.      That Cabinet approves to the tendering of a support service at 18 Wellington Road to provide extra care and supported living accommodation for people with learning disabilities and those with physical disabilities.

Reasons for the decision:

This report is required to seek approval to commission a support service.

Alternative options considered:

1.      Option One – Not to commission a support service.



§         Baron Homes could go ahead and develop the scheme without further involvement of the council

§         The council  would have no control over the development or the quality or cost of the support being provided

§         The council  would not have nomination rights and so not be able to influence achieving a balanced and appropriate lettings within the service

§         Other councils could place people in the scheme and  apply for ‘Ordinary Residence’ that transfers financial responsibility to the council as the ‘host’ authority, thus increasing financial pressures

§         The council would not maximise opportunities for local people to access to this as a housing and support option

§         The council would not be able to meet key strategic priorities to move people back out of area and to reduce numbers of people in residential care.



§         There would be opportunities to commission an alternative support service, should a suitable property become available


2.      Option Two – To commission 12 of the flats



§         This would significantly increase the unit cost of a service and so reduce value for money and affordability

§         There would not be nomination rights on the remaining units and therefore there may be ordinary residence referrals from other authorities thus increasing financial pressures in the authority



  • To provide fewer units would reduce the size of the support service and financial commitment

Report author: Diana Bernhardt

Publication date: 21/09/2009

Date of decision: 17/09/2009

Decided at meeting: 17/09/2009 - Cabinet

Effective from: 12/09/2009

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