Service Improvements for London Borough of Camden

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  • Case Ref: 23 007 488 Category: Housing Sub Category: Allocations

    • The Council will review how it deals with requests to review housing priority decisions. It should provide an updated action plan showing the actions it is taking to reduce delays and how this will be monitored.

  • Case Ref: 23 003 910 Category: Housing Sub Category: Other

    • Review its template letters for housing register application decisions to ensure the Council provides a clear explanation of how applicants can seek a review of those decisions and to ensure the letters comply with the requirements set out in paragraph 5.23 of the statutory guidance.

  • Case Ref: 22 016 407 Category: Transport and highways Sub Category: Parking and other penalties

    • The Council will remind staff in its call centre(s) that: they should signpost people to the corporate complaints procedure if they think the service user might have a complaint;
    • they should ask if that service user needs any reasonable adjustments in order to make their complaint; and,
    • that the Council’s equality duty is anticipatory: staff should not wait for the person to ask for a reasonable adjustment.

  • Case Ref: 22 016 404 Category: Housing Sub Category: Other

    • The Council has agreed to share a copy of this decision with staff in the relevant departments to identify learning from this complaint.
    • The Council has agreed to remind relevant staff that even where it must rely on B&B to meet its accommodation duty, it should consider and record whether particular applicants need accommodation in or near the borough for it to be suitable.
    • The Council has agreed to ensure it tells homeless applicants in short-term B&B placements who need to move to another hotel where they will be going with at least 24 hours’ notice.
    • The Council has agreed to identify a means of ensuring oversight of the relevant dates and deadlines of a homeless application, including when the 56-day relief period will end and a main housing duty decision is due.
    • The Council has agreed to provide training or guidance to relevant staff on the circumstances in which the Council has a duty to protect the property of a homeless applicant.

  • Case Ref: 22 012 415 Category: Housing Sub Category: Allocations

    • The Council will remind all relevant officers the need to ensure housing register decision letters explain what information was considered and the reasons for the conclusions reached.

  • Case Ref: 22 011 895 Category: Housing Sub Category: Other

    • By training, or other means, remind officers of the provisions of its complaints procedure and that complaints about statutory reviews, such as eligibility for the housing register, will not be considered through the complaints process.

  • Case Ref: 22 011 889 Category: Environment and regulation Sub Category: Other

    • The Council will consider the appropriateness of whether to provide information about the Community Trigger process on its online support for anti-social behaviour. The Council will provide the Ombudsman with an outcome of its review and its reasons for any decision it makes.

  • Case Ref: 22 011 782 Category: Benefits and tax Sub Category: Council tax

    • The Council will remind council tax andcomplaint officers that the Council should consider using discretion to reducecouncil tax bills when asked to do so, even if the request does not refer tothe relevant legislation.

  • Case Ref: 22 008 774 Category: Adult care services Sub Category: Assessment and care plan

    • The Council will remind its Adult Social Care staff and managers to only issue warning letters about a person’s or their representative’s behavior, or obstructions, if this is evidence and justified in the circumstances.
    • The Council will remind its Adult Social Care staff and Complaints Team to respond to stage two complaint requests within the timescales set out in the Council’s Complaints Policy. This includes sharing its decisions not to investigate complaints under stage two without delay.

  • Case Ref: 22 007 121 Category: Environment and regulation Sub Category: Antisocial behaviour

    • The Council will carry out a training session for officers dealing with antisocial behaviour complaints to ensure they are aware of the community trigger process.

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