(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.