Reporting Person – Louise Strongitharm
The Executive received a report which sought approval to update the Housing Assistance Policy to allow the Council to take a more flexible approach to adaptations to meet individual needs in line with the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The Executive was advised that Woking was fortunate to have a large budget for adaptations and it was not necessary to put works on hold due to lack of funding. It was explained that the length of time for grants to come through depended on the work to be undertaken, how involved the work was and the assessed need and priority of the client.
That (i) the Housing Assistance Policy 2022, as attached to the report, be approved; and
(ii) the Director of Housing, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, be delegated authority to make minor amendments to the Policy as required.
Reason: The provisions outlined in the Housing Assistance Policy will positively impact and support the health and wellbeing of the residents of Woking.