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Decision details

Approval of Capital Funding: Refurbishment of Clare Lodge Phase 7 - SEP19/CMDN/36

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education, Skills and the University

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education, Skills and the University authorised the spend of grant funding received from the DfE, awarded to Clare Lodge following a successful application and award for the refurbishment of bedrooms, lounges and gymnasium/fitness facilities at Clare Lodge Secure Children's Home, Glinton, Peterborough, PE6 7AW. Sum awarded by the DfE £1,531,673 for spending in financial year 2019/20.

Reasons for the decision:

Clare Lodge is a local authority secure home and is part of Peterborough City Council and provides local authorities, nationally with secure, welfare accommodation. The government are investing in secure accommodation improvements across the secure estate. Clare Lodge provides secure accommodation for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country.

 

Clare Lodge is inspected by DfE, Ofsted, CQC, and undergoes monthly inspections by a Regulation 44 Inspector. The areas covered by the DfE grant award have been highlighted in previous inspection reports to “require updating / refurbishing”, “does not lend itself to modern living”, “drab”.

 

To meet the requirements of the young people, health and safety and to meet the expectation of future inspections by Ofsted, Reg 44 visits etc. it was the expectation that during the financial years 19/20 and 20/21 Clare Lodge (Peterborough City Council) would be required to begin a programme of replacement and refurbishment. However, the award of this grant by DfE has alleviated this financial pressure on Peterborough City Council for these works.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Background Documents:

None.

Publication date: 16/09/2019

Date of decision: 16/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Accompanying Documents:

  • CMDN PUB pdf icon PDF 685 KB
  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.