Decision Maker: People Scrutiny Committee, Executive
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Director (BA) presented the report in relation to the management of Exeter City Council’s Extra Care Scheme (Exeter’s Extra Care Scheme) formally known as St Loyes Extra Care. It was anticipated that the scheme would be completed by 2020 and would be an asset held within the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).
The Service Lead Housing Tenancy Services advised of the two options available to the Council in relation to the management of Exeter City Council’s Extra Care Scheme. Option one requiring the housing management function to be carried out in house by the City Council’s Housing Service Team including maintenance, tenancy matters and all care elements to be provided on a commissioned basis and option two requiring the housing management function to be carried out by a care provider in addition to the care provider under a management agreement.
People Scrutiny Committee considered the report at its meeting on 10 January 2019 and its comments were reported.
(1) the preferred option two in relation to the management of Exeter’s Extra care Scheme (EECS) as set out in section 8 of the circulated report be approved; and
(2) the Director responsible for Housing be given delegated authority in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for the Housing Revenue Account, to agree the eligibility criteria for allocations to EECS in negotiation with Devon County Council (DCC) and the nominated care and housing management provider following that appropriate procurement specialist consultants are engaged to provide expert advice on the setting up of any agreements with DCC and the care/ management provider.
Report author: Lawrence Blake
Publication date: 17/01/2019
Date of decision: 15/01/2019
Decided at meeting: 15/01/2019 - Executive