Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide an evaluation of the Warms Spaces
That the Cabinet Member for Health and Communities:
I. Notes the key headline achievements of the Derbyshire Warm Spaces Grants Programme in 2022-23.
II. Endorses the recommendations outlined in this report
III. Approves further investment of £0.150m from Contain Outbreak Management Funding (COMF) to support Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners to provide Welcoming Spaces in the winter of 2023/24.
To put in place the budget and resources required to enable VCSE and other partners to support Derbyshire residents, by responding to current cost of living pressures through a series of Warm and Welcoming Spaces and other locally developed cost of living interventions.
Option 1 Do Nothing – Risk that vulnerable residents without alternative options will struggle in cold homes over winter. (Not preferred)
Option 2 Agree recommendations – support the future development and funding of the scheme to address significant cost of living pressure on most vulnerable households (Preferred option)
Publication date: 03/10/2023
Date of decision: 03/10/2023
Effective from: 11/10/2023