38.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care seeking approval of the final draft of the Pan-Sussex Domestic Abuse Accommodation and Support Strategy and the proposed spend priorities.
38.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to –
approve the final draft of the pan-Sussex Domestic Abuse
Accommodation and Support Strategy.
proposed spend priorities identified in response to the Needs
Assessment, Strategy and consultation.
3) delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care to make any minor
modifications to the Strategy considered necessary after the meeting and to take any
action necessary to implement the Strategy
38.3 The Domestic Abuse Act 2021 requires local authorities to undertake or arrange the completion of a needs assessment of the accommodation-based support needs of victims / survivors of domestic abuse in its area, and publish a strategy setting out how they will protect and assist survivors of domestic abuse in safe accommodation.
38.4 Over 70 stakeholders, professionals, service providers and survivors took park in engagement meetings to inform the needs assessment for accommodation based support.
38.5 Public respondents and the People Scrutiny Committee have endorsed the strategic priorities.