Decision Maker: Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
ESCC has been granted Homes for Ukraine funding to support Ukrainians arriving in the county to integrate into UK life. Ukrainians will be able to live for three years in the UK and it is anticipated that up to 2/3 of those who have applied to live here may wish to remain beyond that period. Enabling people to access training and work will be a crucial element of enabling our guests to be able to be housed in a stable way and to live using independent means after an initial period of settling. We propose that some of the HfU funding is used for the delivery of an employment support programme to assist those arriving in East Sussex with developing relevant employment skills and with finding employment.
9.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care to request the use of Homes for Ukraine funding to support Ukrainian guests and other refugee groups into employment and training in East Sussex.
9.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
1) approve the proposed programme for supporting Ukrainian guests and other refugee groups into employment in East Sussex as set out in Appendix 1 of the report;
2) agree a spend of £491,675 of the HfU Grant for this programme which will be delivered by commissioning a partnership of expert community sector organisations; and
3) authorise the Employment and Skills Team to implement the programme.
9.3 The Homes for Ukraine Programme leads have worked with the Employability and Skills Team Manager to develop a programme to address the needs of Ukrainians and other refugee cohorts who wish to work while residing in East Sussex.
Report author: Sean Ruth
Publication date: 18/08/2022
Date of decision: 18/08/2022
Decided at meeting: 18/08/2022 - Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health
Effective from: 26/08/2022