Report of the Acting Corporate Director of Resources.
(1) the provision of integration support to qualifying Afghan individuals, referred by the Home Office to prevent homelessness, be agreed;
(2) the Interim Assistant Director of Strategy and Partnerships, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder of Communities & Culture, be authorised to spend the grant received from the Government to deliver the Afghan Resettlement Schemes programme, which could exceed £3.6 million (based on supporting 30 households); and
(3) the monthly discretionary voluntary payment to qualifying Afghan individuals in year 1 (£200), in year 2 (£100) and year 3 (£50) for additional financial support, be noted.
Reason for Decision: To ensure the Council was able to assist qualifying Afghan individuals to successfully resettle in the borough and provide integration support as part of the Afghan Resettlement Schemes programme.