Strategic Director, Neighbourhoods and Growth: Sue Foster; and, Strategic Director; and, Children Adults and Health: Helen Charlesworth May
Cabinet Member for Adults’ Social Care: Councillor Jackie Meldrum
Contact: David Worrall, Lead Commissioner, Neighbourhoods and Growth 020 7926 9978, dworrall@lambeth,gov.uk
The report was introduced by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Councillor Jackie Meldrum, the Lead Commissioner and Strategic Director for Adults and Health, who highlighted that:
Paul Minyo, Vice Chair of the Sheltered Tenants’ forum and Queenswood Court tenant informed the meeting that:
The Cabinet Member for Healthier and Stronger Communities, Councillor Jim Dickson, advised the meeting that he was pleased with the way the review was carried out. He noted that a huge amount of work on the specifications and focusing on the best outcomes were the main considerations while working on this review. He further noted some learning points, mainly that people affected should have been informed in a more timely manner whether their scheme was to be closed or not.
Cabinet Members made the following comments:
The Leader of the Council, Councillor Lib Peck, was pleased with the work on the review and expressed her appreciation to officers and those affected for their positive contributions.
1) That the proposed update to the Lambeth Older People’s Housing Programme, including the additional funding requirement be approved.
2) That the sheltered housing schemes at 269 Leigham Court Road (now known as Macintosh Court) and Queenswood Court be retained and improved.