Decision details

Ukrainian Refugee Support

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Delivery

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval for two contract variations to enable additional support to be provided to Ukrainian refugees.

Decision:

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.

 

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

 

1.    ratify a decision by the Deputy Director of Public Health to modify the council’s contract with Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) relating to the provision of a Gloucestershire Refugee Resettlement Programme by adding the provision of support services to Ukrainian refugees to the services already provided thereunder.  Such modification was necessitated by the unforeseeable nature the Ukrainian refugee crisis.  The term of such modification will continue for an initial period of one year and include an option to extend such term for a further period of one year;

 

2.    delegate authority to the Executive Director: Adult Social Care and Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Delivery to determine whether to exercise such option to extend on the expiry of the initial one year period;

 

3.    ratify a decision by the Deputy Director of Public Health to modify the council’s contract with Prepaid Financial Services Ltd (PFS) for the provision of Prepaid Card Account Services by adding the delivery and administration of “Welcome Payments” by card to Ukrainian refugees to the services already provided thereunder. Such modification was necessitated by the unforeseeable nature the Ukrainian refugee crisis and will continue for a period of six months.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 19/05/2022

Date of decision: 19/05/2022

Effective from: 27/05/2022

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