Decision details

Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy (2021-2026)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To adopt a five year Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy which sets out the means by which financial assistance is provided by the Council to adapt homes for disabled people, undertake essential housing improvements and improve energy efficiency.




1.     That the Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy 2021-2026, to take effect on 1 April 2021 and last for 5 years be adopted.

2.     That the existing policy be extended until 31 March 2021 be approved

3.     That authority be given to the Head of Housing, Health and Environment in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Communities and Wellbeing to make any changes to the policy, including changes in legislation and budgetary pressures (provided it remained substantially within the agreed budget framework) be approved.



An updated policy would enable the Council to maximise the financial assistance it could provide to the disabled, vulnerable and those who required assistance.


Report author: James Cox

Publication date: 04/02/2021

Date of decision: 04/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 12/02/2021

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