1) Supports in principle the proposed use of a vacant Warwickshire County Council site, the Shortwoods site in the North of the County (North Warwickshire Borough area) for the establishment of six units of ‘Building the Right Home’ supported housing as part of the Transforming Care agenda, for people with autism or autism and learning disabilities;
2) Authorises the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health, to commence a procurement process for the appointment of a registered housing provider to develop a bid to NHS England (NHSE) on behalf of Warwickshire County Council and Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board to secure ‘Building the Right Home’ Capital Grant funding for the capital costs of this proposed development and to deliver the scheme; and
3) Subject to the required capital funding for the scheme being secured:
a) authorises the Strategic Director for People to enter into all relevant contracts for the design, build and management of the scheme on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources;
b) authorises the Strategic Director for Resources to enter into all property related agreements that he considers necessary on terms and conditions acceptable to him, including authority if necessary to grant a 125-year lease at an undervalue (subject to compliance with s.123 of the Local Government Act 1972) to a Registered Provider of Social Housing and a legal charge over the land to NHSE;
c) authorises the Strategic Director for People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health, to procure and commission care services and take such other steps as he considers necessary to bring the scheme into operation as supported housing.