Decision details

Decision details

Preventing Homelessness Grant Allocations to Community and Voluntary Organisations - 2012/13

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report will set out the recommendations from the officer grants panel for the allocation of Preventing Homelessness grants to the voluntary sector from 1 April 2012.


The Head of Housing and Communities submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended).




(1) To RECOMMEND Council to allocate the Communities and Local Government’s Homelessness Directorate grant and to decide in the Board’s own right to allocate the Council’s budget for the purpose of meeting the Council’s homelessness objectives as follows:-


Communities and Local Government’s Homelessness Directorate grant


(a) Street Services and Reconnection Team (Broadway Homelessness and Support) - £235,000


(b) Reconnection and Referral Co-ordinator (Under 25s) (in the process of assigning it to a provider) - £37,245


(c) Reconnection Rent (O’Hanlon House) - £512


(d) Six subsidised Beds for Under 25s (Simon House) - £4,243


(e) Six subsidised Beds for Under 25s (Lucy Faithful House) - £4,179


(f) Mental Health Practitioner at Luther Street – £25,000


(g) Two Education, Training and Employment Workers (Aspire) - £60,519


(h) One specialist Alcohol Worker (O’Hanlon House) - £8,555


(i) One Multiple Needs Hostel worker (Elmore Community Services) - £40,757


(j) Service Broker – Big Issue Foundation - £25,000


(k) Homelessness Liaison Police Officer (for two years with an operating budget of £5,000 for each year) - £90,000


(l) Elmore Team ASB Services - £8,690


(m) Additional Home Choice Gold Top-up - £20,000


(n) Continuation of Enhanced Options - £50,000


(o) Fraud Investigation - £80,000


(p) Supplementing Discretionary Housing Payments - £100,000


City Council’s Homelessness Grants budget


     (a) O’Hanlon House Day Centre – homeless hostel for 25+, jointly commissioned with Supporting People - £133,432

     (b) One Foot Forward – homeless hostel for 16-25 year olds, jointly commissioned with Supporting People  - £42,992


(c) Elmore Community Services – Complex Needs Floating Support Service for clients in Oxford City Council temporary and permanent stock - £40,757


(d) Elmore Community Services, Anti Social Behaviour Service – £11,310


(e) The Gatehouse – café for the homeless - £9,502


(f) Steppin’ Stone – day centre providing emergency provision and meaningful activity - £55,000


(g) Simon House Hostel – provision of respite beds at an abstinence based hostel - £11,596


(h) Emmaus Oxford Furniture Store – recycling store attached to the   Emmaus Community £25,000   


(i)  Aspire Oxfordshire – social enterprise providing work opportunities for homeless and ex-homeless people - £112,690


(2) That the Head of Housing and Communities be given delegated authority to allocate the £252,300 unallocated balance of the Communities and Local Government grant money and to make changes if necessary to the allocations of the City Council’s homelessness grants budget.



Report author: Shaibur Rahman

Publication date: 05/04/2012

Date of decision: 04/04/2012

Decided at meeting: 04/04/2012 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 12/04/2012

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