Decision details

Decision details

Procurement Exemption - Medium Complex Needs Intensive Support Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Procurement of a Medium Complex Intensive Support Service aimed at former and current rough sleepers


Cabinet received a report of the Head of Housing which set out details of a decision taken by the Managing Director and provided to the executive for information.


Councillor Johnson introduced the report.  It had been agreed to work with One YMCA, who would provide a scheme supporting individuals with medium complex needs.  It would be a 12-month pilot.  Funding had been found for this year.


The Head of Housing commented that this showed a good example of partnership working.  It was a standalone scheme.  Funding had been from grants from the government during the Covid-19 pandemic and the county council.  The intention was that this scheme would later be mainstreamed by the county council.


Councillor Bell said that this type of scheme would normally be the responsibility of the county council, but it was good that Watford Borough Council was doing it.  He hoped the two councils would work closely together.




that the Approved Exemption to the Council’s Procurement Procedures, in relation to the Medium Complex Intensive Support Service, set out in appendix A to the report, be noted.

Report author: Liz Smale

Publication date: 14/07/2020

Date of decision: 06/07/2020

Decided at meeting: 06/07/2020 - Cabinet

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