Decision details

Harrow Council's Domestic Abuse Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Seek approval from Cabinet to:


(1)  Agree for the service to be continued via a direct award to Hestia Housing and Support, for 19 months, from 1st September 2021 to 31st March 2023, for a total contract value of £536,850.


(2)  Agree for additional resource to be included within the new contract to manage current and future demand.





(1)            the direct award of contract, with a total value of £536,850, to Hestia Housing and Support be approved for a period of 1 year and 7 months commencing on 1 September 2021 and ending on the 31st March 2023;


(2)            additional resource be included within the new contract to manage current and future demand.


Reason for Decision:  To ensure continuity of service while awaiting further clarity on the implications and outcomes of national domestic abuse legislation and strategies to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls on existing and future service provision in the borough.


Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.


Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Director of Strategy and Partnerships

Publication date: 16/07/2021

Date of decision: 15/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/07/2021

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