Rough Sleepers (Min No. 21 refers)
Robert Norley reported that the City Council had established a Task and Finish Group to examine homelessness and rough sleeping which included Members, Officers and representatives of outside agencies. In addition, the SHOT contract was to be re-tendered.
Simon Bowkett reported the creation of a health and well being hub at Watt Tyler House utilising a £440,000 grant from Public Health England to be completed by October. It would accommodate the Clocktower surgery, Community Rehabilitation Scheme, Devon Partnership Trust Mental Health Outreach Team, SHOT, the Edison Trust (HIV and Sexual Health) and the Community Housing Association.
Responding to Councillor Edwards, he confirmed that the hub would also act as a point of discharge for offenders released from Exeter prison, the hub providing release funds as well as housing and benefit assessment and health and well being advice.
RESOLVED that a presentation on the Wat Tyler House Hub project be made to the September Board meeting.