Agenda and decisions

People Committee
Tuesday 21 September 2021 7:30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Public Questions

A period of no more than 30 minutes for questions on issues unrelated to items on the agenda (please refer to the ‘More Meeting Information’ sheet).

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests and any other non pecuniary interests (personal interests) relevant to items on this agenda.

 

4.

Petitions

To receive petitions submitted by Councillors or members of the public who live, work or study in the Borough. The petition must contains at least 20 signatures*, and notice of the intention to submit the petition is given in writing to democratic.services@kingston.gov.uk by 10am on the last working day prior to the meeting.

 

*The Chair may waive the 20 signature threshold where the petition relates to a community or geographical area with a limited number of residents.

5.

Minutes

To confirm that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 June 2021 are a correct record.

6.

Transformation of Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To set out the approach to secure a preferred bidder to deliver the transformation of Amy Woodgate House and Day Centre.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that the –

 

1.    process of commercial, financial and legal due diligence as set out in the agenda report, be noted and the authority delegated to the Executive Director of Place to enter into a lease and/or freehold disposal of the Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre under S123 best consideration in consultation with the S151 Officer, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Portfolio Holder for Finance & Commissioning through the process set out in the commercially sensitive Exempt Annex 3 be followed.

 

2.    high level strategic plan to secure the future provision of dementia care at Amy Woodgate Residential Care Home and Day Centre as set out in the Annex 5 of the Committee Report, be approved.

7.

Afghan Resettlement pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To outline the proposed participation of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in the following two schemes:

·         Afghan Relocations & Assistance Policy - ARAP - for Locally Employed ‘staff’ with a confirmed funding package

·         Afghan Citizens Relocation Scheme - ACRS  (refugees)

Decision:

Resolved that -

 

1.    The proposal to resettle and integrate 11 Families in Kingston under the Afghan Relocations & Assistance Policy (ARAP) - for Locally Employed ‘staff’, be approved;

 

2.    The proposal to endorse the Afghan Citizens Relocation Scheme (ACRS) in Kingston in principle and implement the proposal be approved;

 

3.    The extension of the resettlement of vulnerable refugees under the United Kingston Resettlement Scheme (previously known as the VPRS scheme) with a new target, be approved.

8.

Achieving for Children Annual Report pdf icon PDF 65 KB

The Achieving for Children (AfC) Impact Report and Annual Report and Accounts is being presented to this Committee to provide oversight of AfC’s performance and financial position for the 2020/21 financial year.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that –

 

1.    the Committee’s comments on the AfC Impact Report for the 2020/21 financial year, be noted;

 

2.    the Committee’s comment on the Annual Report and Accounts for the 2020/21 financial year, be noted.

9.

Youth Services Strategy pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To inform Members of the appraisal undertaken in relation to bringing back in-house all commissioned youth service provision when the contractual arrangement with the YMCA comes to an end on 31st March 2022.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved that –

 

1.    The cessation of the YMCA contract on 31st March 2022 and the provision to be returned to Achieving for Children for delivery from 1st April 2022, be approved;

 

2.    Achieving for Children to commence TUPE arrangements of staff 10 days after the People Committee meeting decision;

 

3.    Achieving for Children develop a Youth Service Strategy, which involves all Kingston provision, and for this to be published by February 2022.

10.

Achieving for Children Contract pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To consider the proposed changes to the contract agreement and specification as defined.

Delegate the sign-off of the final contract agreement and specification to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Chair of the People Committee.

 

Note the appointment of two non-executive independent Directors to the AfC Board as delegated to the Chief Executive in March 2021.

Decision:

Resolved that –

 

1.    The proposed changes to the contract agreement and specification as set out in this report, be agreed;

 

2.    The sign-off of the final contract agreement and specification to be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Co-Chair of the People Committee, be approved;

 

3.    The appointment of two non-executive independent Directors to the AfC Board, approval of which was delegated to the Chief Executives of the owning Councils on 18 March 2021, be noted;

 

4.    The approach to extend Kingstons Children and Young People Plan to 2022 and the inclusion of the COVID Recovery Plan, be approved.

12.

Urgent Items Authorised by the Chair