Decision details

Planned Improvements to Manage Demand for Temporary Accommodation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


to advise members of the appraisal of the Emergency Accommodation and Housing Service Transformation




(1)          the high level of demand for temporary housing and the challenge posed in securing a necessary level of supply be noted


(2)       a more flexible use of DHP having regard to relevant legislation be welcomed


(3)       authority be delegated to the Head of Communities, in conjunction with the Head of Policy and Resources (S151 Officer), Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning and One Legal to approve: –


                              i.         Any feasible options to acquire, either independently or with partners, more suitable temporary accommodation, and


                            ii.         The development and implementation of an incentive scheme that will  provide better access to the private rented sector


(4)       current service improvement measures to assist in reducing our use of temporary accommodation be noted.


(5)       regular reports be made to Cabinet as appropriate


Report author: Helen Chard

Publication date: 09/05/2018

Date of decision: 09/05/2018

Decided at meeting: 09/05/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/05/2018

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