Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Salford City Council - Record of Decision
The Temporary Accommodation Allocations and Commissioning Policy
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.
No action – This would not be in line with supreme court findings or good practice.
Medium- this policy is not a legal requirement but has been informed by supreme case law.
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
HR Advice obtained: N/A
Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process: N/A
§ 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.
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