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Officer Decisions

Deputy Head of Service Adult Commissioning & Health - Solveig Wright

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the contract for CP929-13 Devon County Councils Contribution into Homelessness Prevention and Support Contract 18+.

Decision Taken:

The contract extension will commence on 01/04/2022, for the period of 12 Months.
Alabare Christian Care and Support
Exeter YMCA Housing Association
Sanctuary Housing Association T/A Sanctuary Supported Living
Westward Housing Association

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Plans to devolve the 18+ homelessness contribution has continued to be significantly disrupted and paused in 2021 due to the continued impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had across the system. The decision to extend this contract has been taken to provide market stability, and to ensure continuity of support for people while Devon County Council and Devon’s District/City Councils continue to work together to devolve the 18+ homelessness prevention contribution to Devon’s District/City Councils.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

There continues to be pressures on homelessness services in Devon with some areas of Devon having high numbers of people facing homelessness, or who are homeless (including rough sleeping). These services have also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and measures to ensure that people who are homeless are safe. The option of ceasing our homelessness prevention contribution or devolving it to Devon’s District/City Councils without proper implementation, is likely to place people who are homeless at increased risk.

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

None to declare.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Rayment, Commissioning Development Officer Email: Tel: 01392 383000 (ask for by name)
Decision Date:
31 January 2022

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: