Decision details

Future of Handypersons Service

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an officer report and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for Housing, Councillor Damien Egan, the Mayor agreed that:


(1) the results of the resident survey undertaken in September 2016 be noted;


(2) following the referral by the Housing Select Committee on 16 November

2016 to Mayor and Cabinet on 7 December 2016 Lewisham Homes

advertises the service at an hourly rate to cover costs;


(3) the Council stops the direct provision of the handyperson service and

achieves a saving of £151,000 and Lewisham Homes advertises this service

on their website from April 2017 at a charge to cover the costs, with the

proposed charge from April of £40 plus VAT; and


(4) officers through the Council’s clienting arrangements ensure Lewisham

Homes produce a clear breakdown of costs and the services offered, as

recommended by Housing select committee on 7 March 2017

Publication date: 23/03/2017

Date of decision: 22/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 22/03/2017 - Mayor and Cabinet

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