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Head of Adult Commissioning and Public Health - Solveig Sansom
Contract for CP929-13 Devon County Councils
Contribution into Homelessness Prevention and Support Contract
The contract extension will commence on 01/07/2021, for the period
of 9 Months.
Alabare Christian Care and Support
Exeter YMCA Housing Association
Sanctuary Housing Association T/A Sanctuary Supported Living
Westward Housing Association
Plans to devolve the 18+ homelessness contribution were
significantly disrupted and paused in 2020 and into 2021 while
Officers across Devon County Council and the Districts/City Councils
responded to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The decision to extend has been taken to provide market stability and
continuity of service delivery while Devon County Council and
Devon’s Districts and City Council continue to work together to
progress the devolvement of the 18+ homelessness prevention
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 implementation and mobilisations
timescales is likely to put homeless people at greater risk
None to declare.
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: email@example.com