{meta} Decision - Salford's Temporary Accommodation Allocations and Commissioning Policy.

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Kelly, Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve:

 

The Temporary Accommodation Allocations and Commissioning Policy

 

The Reasons are:

A temporary accommodation allocations and commissioning policy is not a legal requirement, but during a supreme court case local authorities were told that they should have policies for procuring and allocating temporary accommodation.

The production of the policy has been informed by key legislation and guidance – which can be found in appendix 1 of the policy.

The policy sets out how decisions around allocations will be made and how cases will be prioritised for these.

In addition, key considerations when commissioning temporary accommodation are described.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

No action – This would not be in line with supreme court findings or good practice.

 

Assessment of Risk:

Medium- this policy is not a legal requirement but has been informed by supreme case law.

 

The source of funding is: N/A

 

Legal Advice obtained: Frances McBride, Shared Legal Service

Whilst a policy in relation to the procurement of temporary accommodation is not a legal requirement, the proposed policy reflects the authority's statutory obligations, statutory guidance, current case law and good housing management practice

 

Financial Advice obtained: N/A

 

Procurement Advice obtained: N/A

 

HR Advice obtained: N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: N/A

 

Contact Officer:       Julie Craik                   Telephone number: 0161 793 2143

 

§  This decision is subject to consideration for briefing purposes by the Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing - The Lead Member is supportive of the decision.

 

§  The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the Growth & Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.                 

 

 

 

Signed:           Councillor Tracy Kelly                         Dated: _15.09.22

Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property & Regeneration

 

 

This decision was published on 16.09.22

 

This decision will come into force at 4.00 p.m. on 26.09.22 unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules.

 

 

 

Publication date: 16/09/2022

Date of decision: 15/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 15/09/2022 - Statutory Deputy City Mayor & Lead Member for Housing Briefing

Effective from: 27/09/2022

Accompanying Documents: