Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health - Friday, 11th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: CC1, County Hall, Lewes

Contact: Aaron Sams, Democratic Services Officer  01273 481796


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Decisions made by the Lead Member on 26 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 108 KB

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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.

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2.1       There were no disclosures of interest.


Urgent items

Notification of any items which the Lead Member considers urgent and proposes to take at the appropriate part of the agenda.

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3.1       There were no urgent items.


Covid Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) - Supported Apprenticeships proposal for people in supported accommodation pdf icon PDF 238 KB

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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.