Decision details

Young Person’s Accommodation Pathway contract for Emergency Accommodation and Extended Lodgings

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Approval to re-procure for 2 years (plus 1+1).

Decision:

That approve the joint re-procurement of the Emergency and Extended Supported Lodgings (Pathway 2) and Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) Contract for two years until 30th September 2023 with the option to extend for two further periods of up to 12 months, with 1 year break points.

Reasons for the decision:

The Young People’s Accommodation Pathway is a partnership between NYCC Children’s and Young Peoples Service, District/Borough Housing Departments and provides preventative and reconnection support as well as supported accommodation to avoid young people becoming homeless. During 2019-2020, a review of the Young Person’s Accomodation Pathway services took place with a view to identifying cashable savings and realign LA and District/Borough service responsibilities. It has been decided to pause the review pending the outcome of the Local Government Review as a consequence of which it is necessary to reprocure these contracts which will currently cease on 30th September 2021.

Alternative options considered:

None - Under the current contract no further extensions are permissible. If approval to procure the current Emergency & Extended and Supported Lodgings contract is not agreed the service would cease and a cohort of young people would be at risk of homelessness.

Publication date: 06/07/2021

Date of decision: 06/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

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