Decision details

The Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant 2024-2029

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a five-year programme of funding to be allocated to local authorities to invest in local service to support smokers to quit– the ‘Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant’.

 

The purpose of this Report is to seek approval to distribute up to £3,936,505, (subject to Government confirmation of funding for Year Two to Five), over the five-year period from FY 2024/25 to FY 2020/29, into projects and activities that will enable the delivery of the requirements of the DHSC’s Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant.




Decision:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne sought Cabinet approval to distribute up to £3,936,505, (subject to Government confirmation of funding for Year Two to Five), over the five-year period from FY 2024/25 to FY 2020/29, into projects and activities that will enable the delivery of the requirements of the DHSC’s Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Approve, subject to further development of the local delivery model, the allocation of the DHSC’s £3,936,505 Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant 2024-2029 (“LSSSSG”) on the following basis, noting that the sums specified below are indicative at this stage given that more detailed development of the local delivery model is to take place, and the value of the grant for Years Two to Five are subject to Government confirmation:

a. Up to £300,000 during year one of the LSSSSG grant period (FY 2024/25), increasing by increments to £355,000 in year five (FY 2028/29), adding up to a total of up to £1,670,000 over the five-year grant period, to fund additional stop smoking coaching capacity to provide behavioural support to people who want to quit, to be delivered by one or more commissioned providers.

b. Up to £328,701 during year one of the LSSSSG grant period (FY 2024/25), increasing by increments to £382,301 in years four and five (FY 2027/08 and 2028/29), adding up to a total of up to £1,814,305 over the five-year grant period, for the additional approved pharmacological support e.g., nicotine replacement therapy, prescription medication or vapes, needed alongside behavioural support to help smokers to quit.

In the event that any proposed adjustments to these indicative allocations should exceed key decision thresholds a further key decision will be sought.

2. Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with responsibility for Public Health, regarding the selection and implementation of the most suitable commissioning route(s) for implementing the allocation of funding described in Recommendation 1 above and (where appropriate) the subsequent award and/or modification of relevant contracts.

3. Note that the remaining total of up to £452,200, over the fiveyear grant period, will be invested in a range of supporting activities to enable the council to deliver against the requirements of the LSSSSG. These will include, but not be limited to; fixed-term officer capacity to support commissioning and project management; community engagement and social marketing. Decisions regarding the deployment of funds for these lower cost activities will not exceed the key decision threshold and will be made by the Director of Public Health.

 

Report author: Leader of the Council

Publication date: 15/05/2024

Date of decision: 15/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/05/2024

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