Decision details

Decision details

Award of Housing First support service contact

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The provision of a Housing First support service to the end of 2023/24. Housing First is an internationally evidenced housing intervention, which has proven successful in supporting people with multiple and complex needs to maintain housing. The main premise is that an individual should not need to prove they are ready for housing and is instead given a permanent offer of their own home, along with an intensive long-term support package to enable them to maintain it.


To award a contract in two lots to A2 Dominion for £519,642, and St Mungo’s Community Housing for £416,650 to provide a Housing First support service to the end of 2023/2.

Reasons for the decision:

Cabinet on 16 June 2021 approved the procurement of a Housing First support service until the end of 2023/24. Funding of £566,501 has been obtained from the NSAP programme for phase one of the Housing First programme.


Signed off by senior officers:

Paul Leo, Director of Housing

Decision taken in consultation with:

·         Caroline Green, Chief Executive

·         Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services

·         Susan Sale, Head of Law and Governance

·         Cllr Diko Blackings, Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing and Housing the Homeless


The decision was notified on the Forward Plan for 5 clear days and the Chair of Scrutiny was informed under the “general exemption” (letter attached).

Publication date: 08/09/2021

Date of decision: 31/08/2021

Effective from: 14/09/2021

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