Decision details

Cost of Living Discretionary Scheme – Phase 2

Decision Maker: The Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


It was resolved –


·      To expand the funding previously agreed under phase1 to help with housing costs for people moving from temporary accommodation to provide grants to any household where a housing need has been identified (flooring costs, furniture costs, food and rent arrears) where the household is not eligible for help under the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme (Paragraph 2.3.4 of the report refers).

·      To approve the additional projects as set out in Appendix 1, paragraph 4 .

·      To authorise the Community Housing Service Manager to identify a suitable local partner/organisation(s) who could continue to provide cost of living support through the schemes set up by the Council beyond 31 March, 2023, and to authorise the transfer of any remaining funds to the organisation identified, should all the funding not be utilised by the end of March, 2023.

Publication date: 24/01/2023

Date of decision: 24/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 24/01/2023 - The Executive

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