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Contact: Claire Edwards
Apologies for absence.
Declarations of interest.
Item for Decision (Part 1 - Open to the Public):
A report on the proposal to secure funding for a housing allocations Occupational Therapist pilot post, and subject to award, a 12-month pilot to test the effectiveness of a panel approach to the allocation of accessible and adapted housing. PDF 380 KB
Salford City Council - Record Of Decision
I, Councillor Tracy Kelly, Statutory Deputy City Mayor & Lead Member for Housing, Property & Regeneration, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:
In response to the Housing Strategy Action Plan, a multi-disciplinary group, including registered housing providers (RP’s), children’s and adults’ occupational therapists (OT’s), housing options and homelessness officers and strategic housing services have worked together to identify and examine the challenges to allocating accessible and adapted housing, and consider how these could be resolved. This work resulted in the above-mentioned recommendations.
Options considered and rejected were:
Medium – The proposals are dependent upon securing funding for the OT pilot post – the learning from the pilot will be used to inform a case for longer term implementation, including securing that longer-term OT funding.
The source of funding is: Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Innovation Fund/reviewed services.
Legal Advice obtained: Supplied by: Ann Warburton:
When modifying the Allocation Scheme, regard must be had to the current tenancy and homelessness strategies. If the alteration is a major change of policy the Council must bring it to the attention of those likely to be affected by it. A copy of the proposed amended scheme would need to be sent to every RP with whom a nomination arrangement is held and ensure they have a reasonable opportunity to comment on the proposal.
Financial Advice obtained:
The proposals are dependent upon and subject to successfully securing (CCG Innovation Fund/reviewed services) funding for the OT pilot post.
Procurement Advice obtained: N/A
HR Advice obtained: N/A – the OT post will be employed by the Integrated Care Organisation.
Climate Change Advice obtained: N/A
The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:
A report on the proposal to secure funding for a housing allocations Occupational Therapist pilot post, and subject to award, a 12-month pilot to test the effectiveness of a panel approach to the allocation of accessible and adapted housing.
Signed: Dated: 15th June 2021
Statutory Deputy City Mayor & Lead Member for Housing, Property & Regeneration
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This decision was published on 17th June 2021.
This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 24th June 2021, unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process ... view the full decision text for item 3a
Exclusion of the Public.
Items for Decision (Part 2 - Closed to the Public): No items.