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Commissioning of West Sussex Community Advice Service

Meeting: 08/01/2019 - Cabinet (Item 637)

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The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and to make the following resolutions:

 

(1)  That, subject to continued partner funding, the continuation of the Funding Partnership to commission a Community Advice Service across West Sussex for up to three years from April 2019 with West Sussex County Council as the lead authority be agreed.

 

(2)  That (a) authority be delegated to the Director of Housing and Communities, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Community Services, to agree the specification and signing of the contract and (b) the annual monitoring of performance be delegated to the Grants and Concessions Panel.

 

 

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)  That, subject to continued partner funding, the continuation of the Funding Partnership to commission a Community Advice Service across West Sussex for up to three years from April 2019 with West Sussex County Council as the lead authority be agreed.

 

(2)  That (a) authority be delegated to the Director of Housing and Communities, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Community Services, to agree the specification and signing of the contract and (b) the annual monitoring of performance be delegated to the Grants and Concessions Panel.

 

 

Minutes:

The Cabinet received and considered the agenda report.

 

This item was presented by Mrs E Lintill (Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Community Services).

 

Mr D Hyland (Community Engagement Manager) and Miss C Williams (Community Liaison Officer) were in attendance for this matter.

 

Mrs Lintill summarised the report with particular reference to sections 3, 4 and 5.

 

Mr Hyland and Miss Williams did not add to Mrs Lintill’s introduction.

 

Mrs Taylor and Mr A Dignum (Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Growth and Place) both emphasised the importance of continued funding for this vital and greatly valued service; Mrs Lintill pointed out that (as stated in para 8.1 of the report) CDC’s Grants and Concessions Panel was satisfied with the annual performance of Arun and Chichester Citizen’s Advice (ACCA).

 

Several members of the Cabinet expressed their strong support for the excellent work undertaken by ACCA, how funding for the service was one way in which CDC sought to support the vulnerable in its communities and their hope that West Sussex County Council would continue to fund the service beyond 2019-2020.   

 

Decision

 

The Cabinet voted unanimously to make the resolution set out below.

 

RESOLVED

 

(1)  That, subject to continued partner funding, the continuation of the Funding Partnership to commission a Community Advice Service across West Sussex for up to three years from April 2019 with West Sussex County Council as the lead authority be agreed.

 

(2)  That (a) authority be delegated to the Director of Housing and Communities, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Community Services, to agree the specification and signing of the contract and (b) the annual monitoring of performance be delegated to the Grants and Concessions Panel.