Agenda and draft minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall and Youtube

Contact: Matthew Pawlyszyn  Email: matthew.pawlyszyn@chorley.gov.uk

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5.

Minutes of Meeting, Thursday 2 December 2021 of Overview and Scrutiny Task Group: Select Move 2021 pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Minutes:

The minutes were approved as a correct record.

6.

Declaration of Interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.

 

If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you just not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter

Minutes:

No declarations were made.

7.

Feedback on Select Move from Chorley Councillors

Members of the Task Group to be provided feedback relating to Select Move by Chorley Councillors.

Minutes:

The Task Group welcomed Councillors Julia Berry, Alan Whittaker and Aaron Beaver to share their views and experiences with Select Move.

 

Concerns were expressed for residents with mental health needs, and those members of hard to reach groups to gain access. Members stressed the importance of allowing people to remain as independent and as safe as possible. The service needed to be accessible to those not on a 9-5 schedule and support to be available early in the morning, weekends and during unsociable hours.

 

A reoccurring issue raised was that homes were not appearing on the site in addition to the clarity and understanding of the bidding system.

 

A specific case was raised featuring a resident classified as too young to gain access to supported property.

 

Members believed that the methods of allocation, banding and re-banding, weight of circumstances and methods of communication should be explored, to decrease the likelihood of any user disenfranchisement. It was questioned how well Select Move managed the demand for houses in the area.

 

Members wished to learn more about the numbers of service users moving into the area without a connection to the area.

 

The Task Group wanted to engage with both Preston and South Ribble to compare and contract issues and to build a closer working relationship between the councils and the service.

 

Members understood that it was important to hear the voices of the users of Select Move and would like to see feedback from the Housing Needs Survey and explore if there were currently unsupported groups.

 

 

 

8.

Review of Scope pdf icon PDF 152 KB

To receive, consider, amend and approve the Task Group Scope.

 

Minutes:

Amendments to the Scope were made by Members, which included elaborating the desired outcome to include accessible and transparency for all users consistently. Ensuring that under the equality and diversity section included age.

 

9.

Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 6:30pm

Minutes:

Tuesday, 15 February 2021, 6:30pm.