Decision details

Addressing Health Inequalities and widening participation across the ICS – Employment and Skills

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


1.    To agree acceptance of an additional £818k to support a programme of work across the ICS and other employers, addressing health inequalities for people at risk of long-term unemployment/economic inactivity and increasing employment opportunities within the NHS for young people at risk of long-termunemploymentfor the purpose of;

(a)               Addressing health inequalities relating to long term unemployment and economic inactivity

(b)       Opening up opportunities for young people including those who are at risk of long-term unemployment to develop their skills and capacity for work across the Integrated Care System

(c)       Addressing the skills and recruitment needs of the Care Sector

2.   To note that the activities this funding covers will take place over 2 years

       between February 2023 and March 2025




In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also therelevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.


Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:


1.    Approve the receipt by the council of £818k in funding (the “Funding”) from theGloucestershire Integrated Care Board (the “Gloucestershire ICB”) pursuant to the provisions of an existing funding transfer agreement that was entered into between the council and Gloucestershire ICB under Section 256 of the National Health Service Act 2006 – [Employment and Skills 2021].  Such funding shall be received in addition to the £400k funding that was received by the council from Gloucestershire ICB pursuant to an Officer Decision on the 21st of October 2021 for the purpose of addressing health inequalities.




2.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport, to allocate such funding to the delivery of employment and skill activities set out in Appendix 1 to the report in the period April 2023 to March 2025 in accordance with approval given by the JCPE (comprised of members from the Gloucestershire ICB and the council) on 10th March 2023. In the event that an allocation to any single provider of the proposed activities described in Appendix 1 will exceed £500,000, a separate Individual Cabinet Member decision shall be sought in order to authorise such allocation.


For the reasons set out in the report.








Publication date: 26/04/2023

Date of decision: 26/04/2023

Effective from: 05/05/2023

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