Decision details

To convert three existing Housing Support Worker posts to specialist Mental Health Support Worker posts

Decision Maker: Director of Communities & Neighbourhoods

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Agree to the establishment of up to three fixed term posts for a period of 18 month posts (to 31st March 2017), to be located within housing services. The posts will work across all three of the council's hostels (Howe Hill for Young People, Ordnance Lane, and Peasholme Resettlement Centre), and be funded through holding two current Housing Support Worker vacancies. Two posts will initially be appointed to and, subject to a further vacancy arising, a third post will be appointed to. It is envisaged that the first two post holders would be in place by December 2015. The cost of two pilot mental health posts for 18 months would be a maximum of £16,253 and the cost of three mental health posts would be a maximum of £24,379. This additional cost will initially be funded from a realignment of existing budgets.

Options Considered:

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Options Rejected:

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Publication date: 08/09/2015

Date of decision: 25/08/2015

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