Decision details

Rough Sleeping Grant - Outreach Navigators

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Permission to set aside the requirements of the Contract Procedure Rules to tender for above £40,000 services namely; 2 x full-time Outreach Navigators via Freedom Community Alliance at the cost of £75,000 over a 12 month period.
North Devon Council have been successful in drawing down an additional £357,600 from Government following a submission to the Rough Sleepers Initiative
This project is aimed at reducing the number of people rough sleeping in North Devon.
The aim of the programme is to provide enhanced and better integrated services to individuals who present with multiple and complex needs. This includes the provision of more resources (2.0 Outreach Navigators- two continuation posts) from Freedom Community Alliance who currently provide the Navigator service.

Following successful award of the bid NDC were issued with a funding structure from Government. This structure highlighted immediate service delivery as of the 01.04.2021 and without this approval we are unable to proceed and will be at risk of having to return the funding.
The financial award made through the bid covers full costs of service delivery



Alternative options considered:

There are no alternative options

Publication date: 22/04/2021

Date of decision: 09/03/2021