Hampshire County Council

Executive Member - Social Care Item 8

23 January 2004

Authority to Invite Tenders for Home Improvement Agencies Extension in Hampshire

Report of the Director of Social Services (Summary of Confidential Report)

Contact: Alan Hagger, (01962) 847063; alan.hagger@hants.gov.uk

1 Summary

The following decisions are sought.

1.1 That Hampshire County Council, as the Administering Authority (AA) for Supporting People invite tenders for a future Home Improvement Agency (HIA) contract for East Hampshire, Winchester and Test Valley

2 Reason(s)

2.1 This decision supports Aim 1 of the Corporate Strategy by helping to allow people to remain in their own homes should they chose to do so.

2.2 This decision supports Aim 4 of the Corporate Strategy by enabling people to have an active part in the community.

2.3 This decision supports Aim 5 of the Corporate Strategy by improving services to become County wide.

3 Other options considered and rejected

3.1 As these proposals are in line with Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) requirements no other options have been considered.

4 Conflicts of Interest declared by the decision-maker or a Member or Officer consulted

5 Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee

6 Reason(s) for the matter being dealt with if urgent

Approved by: Date of decision: