MD1417 Rough Sleeper Services
The GLA currently commissions and grant funds a range of pan-London rough sleeping services and projects, with funding devolved from the Department for Communities and Local Government for the period 2011 to 2015. As the next funding round is for one year only (2015/16), approval is sought to extend six of the GLA’s contracts for these services for one year, and to enter into one year grant agreements in respect of the Severe Weather Emergency Provision and Streetlink projects. Doing this, rather than undertaking a competitive procurement, will ensure continuity of service and value for money during 2015/16, to assist with the achievement of the Mayor’s rough sleeping policy aims. The cost of the extended provision of services and grant funding in 2015/16 will amount to £8.37 million - £8.16 million for the contracted services and £155,000 for those funded under grant agreements.