Issue details

Workwise Project – St Mungo’s – Extension

The St Mungo’s Workwise service provides employment and training services. The service is primarily targeted at those in rented housing (Council tenants, private sector tenants and homeless in temporary accommodation) who are in receipt of benefits and adversely affected by welfare reforms.
Welfare reforms including the Size Criteria, Benefit Cap and Universal Credit. The proposed report is requesting for the service to be extended from 1st of May 2021 to 29th of April 2022. The service has been very successful in supporting Lambeth residents into sustained employment and training opportunities and has been instrumental in assisting Lambeth residents who have been furloughed or lost their jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The cumulative value of the contracts from February 2015 to April 2021 is £560,295.89. A further extension for the 2021/22 financial year will increase that value by a further £100,000.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: 2. Financial;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/08/2021

Decision due: Not before 11 Sep 2021 by Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Lead director: Strategic Director: Resident Services

Department: Resident Services

Contact: Lionel Ighodaro, Housing Support Team Manager Email: lighodaro@lambeth.gov.uk.