Council Cabinet met on Wednesday 8th February to consider a number of reports. The meeting, which was chaired by the Leader of the Council, Ranjit Banwait, was also attended by Councillors Holmes and Skelton in their capacity as Group Leaders.

Home School Transport

A proposal to begin an eight week consultation period regarding post-16 special educational needs and disabilities transport was approved.

The Council currently spends £3.2 million annually providing home to school transport for vulnerable children and young people. This includes £610,000 to support 153 post-16 students to attend schools and colleges.

The consultation proposes working with parents to develop a new system for determining the level of transport assistance required on a regular basis, ensuring that the most vulnerable young people receive the most appropriate level of support.

Housing Related Support

A report by the Cabinet Member for Integrated Health and Care regarding Housing Related Support was agreed.

The report detailed proposals to allow partner agencies to deliver housing support services to vulnerable residents, including those who have experienced domestic abuse, who are at risk of homelessness or who suffer from drug and alcohol dependency issues.

The report included the following proposals:

  • Derby Homes will continue to support the delivery of a domestic violence refuge, as well as providing services for the homeless at Milestone House and through the Single Point of Entry.
  • Public Health will fund services at Centenary House, which provides housing support to people with drug and alcohol issues.
  • The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will now fund a combined support service for Derby and Derbyshire for high risk offenders.

The Youth Mayor noted that Voices in Action had been consulted on the proposals and was pleased with the positive response.

Corporate Scrutiny

All recommendations to Cabinet by the Corporate Scrutiny and Governance Board were accepted, including ensuring that there is a consistent level of support available for young people affected by changes to Housing Related Support.

To view the full meeting, visit the Derby City Council YouTube channel.

To view the agenda and reports, visit the Committee Management Information System.

The next meeting of Council Cabinet is due to be held at 6.00pm in the Council House on Wednesday 15th February.

Published: Friday 10th February