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Officer Decisions

Deputy Head of Service Adult Commissioning & Health - Solveig Sansom

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 01/04/2021, for the period of 3 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:

The plans to devolve were disrupted and paused in 2020 while colleagues responded to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision to extend has been taken provide market stability and continuity of service delivery as we continue the negotiations to devolve these commissioning arrangements.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

There is currently a lot of pressure upon homelessness services, in part due to the impact of Covid-19 and national measures to ensure the homeless population remains safe, but Devon also has high levels of homelessness and rough sleepers nationally, particularly in Exeter and North Devon The option of ceasing our contribution, or devolving it without proper measures and agreements in place is likely to put homeless people at greater 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.

Completed by Service Budget Holder/Service Officer (Contact value under £1M or Head or Service for contracts value over £1M)

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Rayment Position: Commissioning Officer Email: Tel: 01392 383000 (ask for by name)
Decision Date:
18 February 2021

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: