The Committee considered an update report on
progress against the 9 priority areas of the Strategy. The Head of
Homes and Communities presented the report and summarised the main
It was explained that it is intended to
discontinue a stand-alone Recovery Strategy and to undertake this
work as business as usual through existing workstreams,
multi-agency partnership working and existing and emerging
Officers responded to questions and comments
from Committee Members on various aspects of the report.
In the ensuing discussion, the following main
points were made:
Reference was made to a question asked at the March Council meeting
about whether it is possible for the Council to offer free lateral
flow tests to Worcester residents, as the Leader had offered look
into this. The Corporate Director – Operations, Homes and
Communities stated that he would follow this up and provide a
response in writing.
The Chair made reference to Worcestershire County Council’s
Household Support Fund and expressed her concern that the County
Council will only be providing meal vouchers for the first two
weeks of the school summer holiday.
There was a discussion about the provision and removal of carpets
by registered social landlords when a tenancy changes. Members were
advised that each provider is likely to have its own policy, but
Officers can investigate and provide a written response.
In conclusion, the Chair highlighted that
ongoing monitoring of Community Recovery Strategy Priorities will
in future fall within the remit of various different Committees,
with Domestic Abuse and Shielding & Vulnerable Population both
coming under this Committee.
RESOLVED: That the Committee note:
the contents of this report and in
particular the progress made in respect
of the strategy, and the national move towards ‘living with
2. the intention to discontinue the
strategy in recognition of the ongoing work that continues to be
carried out across priority areas.