Decision details

SHAP (Single Homeless Accommodation Programme) - NOV23/CMDN/53

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member has approved:  


The acquisition of 25 properties (full details of the individual properties to be developed as the acquisitions progress in due course) for ownership by the council to enable rough sleepers to have access to accommodation which meets their needs. 


Delegated authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Services to approve the final terms of each acquisition and entry into any necessary agreements in line with the SHAP funding bid  


Reasons for the decision:

Following the acquisition of the homes, the council will be able toprovide rough sleepers who have multiple and complex needs suitable accommodation alongside intensive support to prevent further homelessness and ensure they continue on a positive housing pathway.  

Alternative options considered:

The Council could choose not to accept the grant funding and therefore decided not to proceed with the acquisition. However, this could have a detrimental impact on the Council with any further bidding opportunities and would also increase the Council’s costs relating to providing housing for rough sleepers. 

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Publication date: 10/11/2023

Date of decision: 10/11/2023

Effective from: 16/11/2023

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