At an extraordinary meeting of the Housing and
Wellbeing Committee held on 3 November 2022, Members recommended to
Policy and Finance Committee, also held on the same day, the
approval of a virement of £180,000 to fund certain cost of
living crisis initiatives detailed within the report and if there
were any monies outstanding that it came back to the Housing and
Wellbeing Committee for a decision on spending.
£40,000 of this funding remains unallocated and this report recommends to Members that this is utilised to fund a Home Energy Advisor role which would be employed by the Council and be part of the Private Sector Housing and Public Health Team.
At a time when residents are struggling with fuel bills and the cost of living this role would provide direct support and advise both over the telephone and through home visits to help vulnerable people on low incomes to stay warm and make savings where possible on their fuel bills.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/12/2022
Decision due: 25 Jan 2023 by Housing and Wellbeing Committee
Lead director: Director of Growth
Contact: Louise Crane, Principal Environmental Health Officer Housing Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consultation with Group Leaders/Committee Chair: None