The Deputy Chief Executive presented the performance report and explained that the focus was on the performance of services in relation to the strategic purpose ‘help me to find somewhere to live in my locality’. Key strategic measures had been included within the report, including one focusing on mental health issues which was being led by the Redditch Partnership Executive Board.
Changes were due to be made to housing services, in line with plans detailed in the housing implementation plan. As part of the process Officers were planning to involve tenants in the development of relevant new policies. Information had also been provided about the Council’s compliance in relation to gas safety, electrics and asbestos.
There were pressures at the Council in respect of homelessness reduction. Nationally there were staff shortages and this was having an impact in Redditch. The Council was working to address this and £250,000 would be invested in homelessness prevention.
the report be noted.