Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Towards Partnership working with Harborough District Council.




1)    APPROVED the continued provision of private lifeline services with Harborough District Council (HDC), subject to legal approval of contractual arrangements;


2)    DELEGATED authority to the Director for Housing and Communities (in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for People and Communities) to negotiate, finalise and sign any required legal documentation;


3)    ENDORSED the 2-stage approach and NOTED that Cabinet will receive a further report on the wider review on the feasibility of establishing a single Lifeline offer for the Borough of Melton;


4)    NOTED that a capital allocation to support the compatibility of Lifeline Units, as part of the Digital Switchover had been incorporated in the Budget proposals for 2022/23 and this would be progressed alongside the wider review of this service.

Report author: Michelle Howard

Publication date: 14/01/2022

Date of decision: 12/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2022 - Cabinet

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