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