August 13, 2019
Hull City Council extends support for Dock House
Hull City Council has today (Tuesday 13 August) signed a decision record to extend Humbercare’s contract to provide housing related support (HRS) at Dock House in Hull.
The contract means the organisation will continue to provide support to individuals with complex and multiple needs.
Councillor Gwen Lunn, portfolio holder for adult services said: “Our ambition was to shift away from larger hostels and instead encourage the opening of smaller, more dispersed units. This would have avoided the concentration of those with complex needs. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to secure the specialist provision required through the HRS framework.
“However our overriding priority is to ensure that we are able to provide the right level of support for vulnerable adults in the city.”
The contract for HRS has been extended up until Saturday 31 October 2020. Beyond October 2020 an alternative solution will need to be sought, as the site is currently earmarked for housing as part of the East Bank development.
[Kiran Ghuman – Hull City Council]