Cabinet Member for Housing: Councillor Matthew Bennett
Strategic Director for Neighbourhoods and Growth: Sue Foster
Contact: Neil Wightman, Director of Housing Services, 0207 926 7051, NWightman@lambeth.gov.uk
The Cabinet Member for Housing introduced the report and noted it sought to improve the speed of applications and provide certainty for applicants, since the Council was falling behind on its legal duty to review homelessness decisions within 56 days and the proposed change would lead to a better and cost-efficient service that served the people of Lambeth.
The Leader of the Council noted the report as reasonably straightforward and with no further questions from Members, moved to the vote.
1. To authorise officers to enter in to a pilot with the current provider, RMG Ltd, for one year to undertake Section 202 homeless review decisions and any associated administrative work.
2. To note that officers will set up robust systems for monthly reports and contract monitoring meetings to review performance.
3. To seek approval to procure the future management of the function at the expiration of the 12 month period.