Venue: CC1, County Hall, Lewes
Contact: Aaron Sams, Democratic Services Officer 01273 481796
1.1 The Lead Member approved as a correct record the decisions made on 26 January 2021.
Disclosure of interests
Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.
2.1 There were no disclosures of interest.
Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.
3.1 There were no urgent items.
4.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Public Health seeking approval for accessing Covid Outbreak Management Funding (COMF) to support people living in Supported Accommodation, Temporary Accommodation and those at risk of homelessness, to undertake a Supported Apprenticeship, enabling them to move into independent living.
4.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to:
1. Approve drawing down up to £615k COMF funding for the delivery of a
Partnership Apprenticeship programme to help some of the most marginalised
residents in the county with:
· accessing learning, work and independent living through Supported Apprenticeships; and
· improving the availability of Supported and Temporary Accommodation in the county.
2. Should this project be effective in supporting 50 Supported
Accommodation residents in the first instance, to approve drawing down
additional COMF funding of £70,000 per ten additional Apprentices within the
allocated timeframe to expand the project, up to an additional value of £350,000
(which would represent an additional 50 Apprenticeships and an additional 50
places in supported housing made available).
3. Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health to take any actions
necessary in relation to the implementation of the proposals set out in the above
The project addresses COVID recovery and the needs of a vulnerable group of our
local residents who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. The funding
provides an opportunity to deliver a one-off project that offers training, creates new
employment, supports local employers in addressing skills gaps and should free up
places in Supported Accommodation at the same time.