Decision details

Supporting People Accommodation Based Housing Support Services

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


15.1       The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health together with the comments of the People Scrutiny Committee Review Board.


15.2It was RESOLVED to –


1)    agree to use £404,000 of the additional 2018-2019 Government funding allocation of £1,616,000 to fund Accommodation Based Housing Support Services; and to commission services within the available resource ensuring that priority is given to those with the highest level of need; and

2)    delegate to the Director of Adult Social Care and Health authority to take all necessary actions to give effect to the implementation of the above recommendations




15.3     The accommodation based services within the report provide support to a range of vulnerable adults and younger people with multiple support needs.  Demand for the services is high and the unit costs represent good value for money. 


15.4     The proposal to utilise £404,000 of the additional £1,616,000 to fund Accommodation Based Services is based upon the vulnerabilities and complexity of need, in addition to the need for accommodation and support, presented by clients accessing the services.  The impact of reducing the budget by the original £800,000 would have resulted in the closure of some services.  The impact of the £404,000 mitigation has significantly reduced this risk.


15.5     Proceeding with the proposals set out in the report is in line with the strategic priorities of East Sussex County Council but will be delivered with less resource.  The Council is no longer in a position to continue providing the same level of service or capacity in terms of units (beds) of support. Over time, the reduction in service provision will increase pressure on other care services. 




Publication date: 27/06/2018

Date of decision: 26/06/2018

Decided at meeting: 26/06/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/07/2018

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