Report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services.
The Sub Committee received a report of the Director of Community and Children’s Services providing an update on the 16 Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) interventions that the City Corporation agreed to deliver in 2022 to 2023.
It was noted that the City Corporation had been successful in delivering all but one intervention and that this final RSI intervention was in progress.
The Chair commended the progress made by the City Corporation.
In response to a query from a Member, the Sub Committee was informed that The Passage in Westminster had recently shared a modern-day slavery toolkit, which the City Corporation’s outreach team and commissioning services were utilising. Members were informed that the Women’s Safe Accommodation was a pilot which could be adapted to address client needs as the service develops.
The Sub Committee agreed that the vulnerable victims coordinator could provide a bridge between the City Corporation and the CLP in relation to modern slavery. Officers agreed to make enquiries with the community safety team about this role.
The Sub Committee was reminded of the City Corporation’s modern day slavery strategy and was informed that the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee had requested further information about this work at its previous meeting. The Sub Committee agreed that it should also be provided with this report at a future meeting.
The Sub Committee discussed the importance of raising awareness about the service. Members were informed that Officers would consider the most effective ways of raising awareness to clients when reviewing the website.
In response to a query from a Member, the Sub Committee was informed that the City Corporation meet with the Greater London Authority (GLA) once a month and that they work closely to ensure that all services funded through the GLA are accessible to the City Corporation and its clients.
RESOLVED – That the report be noted.