Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
SCRUTINY COMMITTEE (HOUSING AND PUBLIC PROTECTION): 9 MARCH 2016
REFERENCE FROM CABINET: 22 FEBRUARY 2016
C3091 Supporting People Local Commissioning Plan 2016 – 2019 (HBMCS) (Scrutiny Committee - Housing and Public Protection) –
Approval was sought to adopt the draft Supporting People Local Commissioning Plan 2016 - 2019 and submit the Plan to the Regional Collaborative Committee for the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff. Cabinet was also updated on the Council's indicative allocation of Supporting People Programme Grant for 2016/17 from Welsh Government.
The Supporting People (SP) Programme was the policy and funding framework for delivering housing related support to vulnerable people in different types of accommodation and across all tenures.
In accordance with the Welsh Government Guidance for Supporting People, all local authorities were required to develop a three year Local Commissioning Plan, which had to be submitted to the Regional Collaborative Committee for the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff. The development and coordination of the Local Commissioning Plan was undertaken by the Supporting People Local Planning Group (SPLPG) as required by Welsh Government. Membership of the SPLPG was made up of Officers from the Housing Division, Social Services Department, the Wales Probation Service, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and the Voluntary Sector (the Vale Housing and Homelessness Forum).
The Local Commissioning Plan 2016 – 2019 was attached at Appendix 1 to the report. The Plan outlined the evidence collected on the support needs of vulnerable people in 2014/15 and the existing services being delivered, in order to evidence their continuation and the decisions on new service priorities for development. Whilst these were outlined in the report, it was difficult to assess if the Council would be able to commission new services as savings may be needed for future cuts so it remained unlikely that any new services would be developed next year.
After this item was presented, the Leader amended page 59 of the Local Commissioning Plan 2016 – 2019 attached at Appendix 1 to the report, that read “Visible Services and Housing” and should instead read “Environment and Housing Services”.
This was a matter for Executive decision
Cabinet, having considered the report and all the issues and implications contained therein
(1) T H A T the Supporting People Local Commissioning Plan 2016 – 2019 attached at Appendix 1 to the report be approved and its submission to the Regional Collaborative Committee for the Vale of Glamorgan and Cardiff be agreed.
(2) T H A T the report be referred to Scrutiny Committee (Housing and Public Protection) for information.
Reasons for decisions
(1) To ensure that the Council complied with the requirements of the Supporting People Programme Grant (SPPG) Guidance (Wales) July 2012 (updated June 2013).
(2) For information.
Attached as Appendix – Report to Cabinet – 22 FEBRUARY 2016