Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services providing an update on the Transition Plan and the following point was made:
· The Transition Plan represented an evolution of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan and included the anticipated decant of the Carter Lane hostel and the progress of delivering two capital projects comprising the City Assessment Service and the High Support Hostel. The Transition Programme also included winter planning for individuals who were rough sleeping, including the Severe Weather Emergency Protocol arrangements which came into effect when temperatures were forecast to fall below 0°C. The Protect and Vaccinate Fund had recently been launched by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Community to support local authority accommodation and vaccination efforts and it was planned to use the City of London Corporation’s grant allocation to support contingency accommodation arrangements as the Transition Plan progressed. The Head of Homelessness, Prevention and Rough Sleeping advised that 61 individuals were currently covered by the scope of the Transition Plan, including 20 residents of Carter Lane Hostel who were due to move onto to alternate provision by the start of March 2022.
RESOLVED, that the update be noted.