Issue - meetings

Extending the Harlesden Community Hub Model

Meeting: 12/09/2018 - Cabinet (Item 8)

8 Community Hubs - Extending the Model across Brent pdf icon PDF 130 KB

The report outlines how the community hub model has been developed in Harlesden and how the pilot has informed proposals to extend it to other areas across the borough, as well as outlining the key considerations in rolling out the model.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

(i)            Cabinet approved and supported the proposals set out in Community Hubs: A model for Brent at Appendix 1, for extending the community hub model currently operating in Harlesden to additional areas of the borough including Kilburn, Willesden, Wembley and Kingsbury and Kenton; and

 

(ii)          Cabinet noted the intention to revert to Cabinet for a decision to set up a Community Interest Company, or other delivery vehicle, once exploratory work has concluded.

 

 

Minutes:

Councillor Ellie Southwood, Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, introduced the report setting out proposals to extend the community hub model across Brent. It outlined how the model had been developed in Harlesden and how the pilot had informed proposals to extend to other areas across the borough, as well as outlining the key considerations in rolling out the model.

 

Councillor Southwood stated that full details of the proposals to extend the hub model across the borough had been outlined in the accompanying report. The proposals had been informed by learning from the delivery of a pilot in Harlesden and through conversations with key partners and service areas (including Customer Services, Housing, Employment, Skills & Enterprise, Strategy & Partnership and Libraries). Councillor Southwood thanked partners and staff.

 

RESOLVED:

(i)            Cabinet approved and supported the proposals set out in Community Hubs: A model for Brent at Appendix 1 of the report, for extending the community hub model currently operating in Harlesden to additional areas of the borough including Kilburn, Willesden, Wembley and Kingsbury and Kenton; and

 

(ii)          Cabinet noted the intention to revert to Cabinet for a decision to set up a Community Interest Company, or other delivery vehicle, once exploratory work has concluded.