Agenda and draft minutes

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Order of Business

Including any notices of motion and any other items of business submitted as urgent for consideration at the meeting.

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Declaration of Interests

Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.

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Minutes of 4 August 2022 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Minute of the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee of 4 August 2022 – submitted for approval as a correct record

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Work Programme pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee Work Programme

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Rolling Actions Log pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee Rolling Actions Log

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Business Bulletin pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee Business Bulletin

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Homelessness Services' Performance Dashboard pdf icon PDF 283 KB

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Capital City Partnership - Progress Update pdf icon PDF 867 KB

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The City of Edinburgh Council’s Annual Assurance Statement on Housing Services pdf icon PDF 294 KB

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Homelessness Services - Statutory Returns pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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Housing Revenue Account Budget Strategy 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 354 KB

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Local Employability Partnership - Service Delivery Plan 2022-2025 pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Place/Homelessness Financial Monitoring pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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Trade Unions in Communities pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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Affordable Housing Policy - Tenures Update – referral from the Planning Committee pdf icon PDF 265 KB

Affordable Housing Policy - Tenures Update – referral from the Planning Committee

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By Councillor Caldwell - The Importance of Participatory Budgeting

By Councillor Caldwell - The Importance of Participatory Budgeting

“Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee notes;

1)    The Scottish Government target for local authorities to spend 1% of their annual budget through Participatory Budgeting (PB) frameworks.

2)    The benefits to resident engagement of project funding that PB provides through direct democracy.

3)    The success of ‘Leith Chooses’ in Leith Walk and Leith wards and previous PB programmes such as ‘You Decide’ in Portobello/Craigmillar and ‘South Central Decides’ in Southside/Newington & Morningside wards.

4)    The October 2021 PB update to Finance and Resources committee that anticipated PB accounted for 0.32% of the Council’s budget.

5)    The recommendations in the Homelessness, Housing and Fair Work committee’s ‘UK Shared Prosperity Fund’ August 2022 report to not submit a funding request for Leith Chooses, the last active PB programme co-run by the City of Edinburgh Council.

The Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee requests;

1)    The Convenor of Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work to meet with the Convenor of Finance and Resources to explore how we can support Council-led PB alongside local residents and volunteers.

2)    That Council reaffirm the importance of meeting the 1% of Council Budget on Participatory Budgeting target.

3)    That Council submit a plan within two cycles to the Finance and Resource Committee on;

a)    How it plans to support on a realistic and sustainable basis the existing PB scheme Leith Chooses (and others like it, if developed) for community grants.

b)    How it plans to develop new model(s) of PB for more communities and appropriate for new areas of direct democratic involvement, such as green / environmentalschemes, health care priorities, and improvement of public spaces.”

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Resolution to Consider in Private

The Committee, is requested under Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to exclude the public from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they would involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 12 of Part 1 of Schedule 7A of the Act.


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No Recourse to Public Funds

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