Decision details


Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


NEDDC receives an annual sum of money to assist in the prevention of homelessness.

NEDDC received a total of £103,886.68 from CLG in 2015/16 as the homeless prevention grant. The sum of £36,050 was made available for projects to support the work of the Housing Options Team.

It has been agreed by the Portfolio Member for Housing and Social Inclusion and the Joint Director of Transformation that the amount referred to above is allocated as follows:-

- £12,000 to Derbyshire Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Service to part fund an advice worker, funding for floating support for their dispersed refuge scheme and promotion of the sanctuary scheme within the private rented sector.

- £12,000 as part contribution for the delivery of the County Court duty representation for mortgage repossession cases by Derbyshire Law Centre (formerly Chesterfield Law Centre). This will be paid for out of remaining Mortgage Rescue Scheme funding.

- £4,000 to be used as a bond pt to enable the Housing Options Team to deliver the bond guarantee scheme.

- £10,000 as part contribution towards a scheme assisting non priority single homeless people into accommodation. This is a joint scheme with Bolsover District and Chesterfield Borough Councils.

- £3,000 contribution towards the cost of a county wide Move On Officer who delivers the move on protocol. This post essentially assists vulnerable households out of supported accommodation and into settled accommodation (an additional benefit is that it reduces bed blocking of supported units). The post also developed a protocol for patient's being discharged from hospital.

- £3,600 to obtain two units of supported accommodation for young people at Newbold Court.

- £3,450 to be allocated throughout the year as small payments or contributions by PRS and Housing Options Manager (previous uses include payments to furniture project and Pathways Day Centre).

Where required the organisations have completed the Council's standard funding application form and these have been approved through the agreed assessment procedure.

The above expenditure totals £48,050 consisting of:-

£36, 050 - CLG Homelessness Grant;
£12,000 - Mortgage Rescue Scheme Funding.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable the prevention of homelessness across the District.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 08/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/09/2015

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