To consider a report by the Director for Housing and Communities, copy attached as item 13
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Housing and Communities, copies of which had been circulated to all Members and a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as Item 13.
The report provided a progress overview of the Housing Improvement Plan to both the Adur Joint Strategic Sub-Committee and the Joint Audit and Governance Committee, following the self-referral to the Regulator for Social Housing earlier this year. Previous reports had detailed the rationale for the self-referral, the response from the Regulator, and the scope of the work planned to address those issues in Adur Homes. The report set out a summary of the work underway, the early progress being made to improve performance and meet the required standards, and the issues that remained. The purpose and focus of all of the work was about delivering the Council’s mission to ensure that everyone has a safe, secure and sustainable home.
Members discussed the progress made and thanked the Director for their tireless work in pushing the programme forward.
The Members highlighted the importance of meetings with residents that had taken place and demonstrating the importance of listening and taking onboard what had been said. The Director was encouraged to action some more of the more immediately resolvable issues to demonstrate this.
The Adur Sub Committee of the Joint Strategic Committee
1) Notes the good progress being made to ensure that Adur Homes becomes fully compliant with regulatory standards and the wider programme of transformation to create safe, secure and sustainable homes for our residents.
2) Approves the change in the terms of reference for the Adur Homes ‘Advisory’ Board to clarify and strengthen the purpose and remit of this group (Paragraph 4.21, 2, C, Appendix 4).
3) Approves the changes to the Compensation Policy (4.21, 7).
4) Notes that no comments had been made to the Sub-Committee from the Joint Audit and Governance Committee
The call-in deadline for the decision will be 5.00pm on Monday 9 October 2023.