Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
The following key decision was implemented in accordance with the Council’s Special Urgency Rules because the decision was urgent and it was not possible to publish details about the decision on the Cabinet Forward Plan.
To award grant funding to care providers within given timescales as described in Local Authority Circular: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund – round 2: Published 1 October 2020
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 the relevant Due Regard Statement, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.
Having fully considered all of the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:
Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care to:
1. Pay providers of bed-based care in care homes in Gloucestershire, including those with whom the council does not have a contract, the stipulated allocation of grant funds receivedpursuant to the Determination on a per bed basis in two instalments (the first in October 2020 and the second in December 2020).
2. Pay providers of community-based care in Gloucestershire, including those with whom the council does not have a contract, the stipulated allocation of grant funds received pursuant to the Determination based on size of provider in two instalments (the first in October 2020 and the second in December 2020).
3. Allocate 20% of the grant funds received to other infection prevention and control measures including (but not limited to) additional PPE reserves, day services, non-regulated residential care, carers’ support services, DP recipients and employment of PAs, voluntary sector.
For the reasons set out in the report.
The Chair and Vice Chair of Adult Social Care and Communities Scrutiny Committee were notified of the need to take this decision under the Special Urgency Rule.
The Chairman of Council was notified of the new for urgent implementation.
Publication date: 13/10/2020
Date of decision: 13/10/2020