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Market Sustainability and Improvement – Workforce Fund

Meeting: 22/11/2023 - Cabinet (Item 8)

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Decision:

Cllr Carole Allaway Martin sought Cabinet approval for recommendations to allocate the Market Sustainability and Improvement – Workforce Fund 2023-24.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the allocation of the £3.847m Market Sustainability and Improvement – Workforce Fund as follows:

1. To allocate £0.5m for the purpose of supplementing, with effect from April 2023, the Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund (already received by the council on 29th September 2023) and then funding therefrom the payment of a one-off 4% annual fee uplift to those providers of bed-based nursing and dementia care with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Pre-Placement Contract for the Provision of Care (2006). The payment of such uplift shall be made in accordance with the price review provisions of the said contract.

2. To allocate £0.28m retrospectively for the purpose of funding, with effect from April 2023, the payment of a one-off annual fee uplift to those specific providers of residential services for people with disabilities with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Pre-Placement Contract for the Provision of Care (2006) for the purpose of addressing historical anomalies in fee calculations where fee reviews have indicated a need to do so. The payment of such uplift shall be made in accordance with the price review provisions of the said contract.

3. To allocate £2.057 to enable to the council to commission and purchase additional packages of care from providers of community and bed-based statutory social care services with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Pre- Placement Contract for the Provision of Care (2006) and the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Community Framework Contract (2020-2024) during the period 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 for the purpose of increasing the capacity of the local adult social care market to meet increases in demand in Gloucestershire.

4. To allocate £1.01m to enable the council to commission and purchase additional packages of care with providers of statutory domiciliary care services with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Community Framework Contract (2020-2024) during the period 1st December 2023 to 31st March 2024 for the purpose of increasing the existing capacity of the Home First project (described in 2019 and 2022 Cabinet reports under which people will be supported to go home from hospital with appropriate care, support and therapy to facilitate safe discharge) to meet increases in demand in Gloucestershire.

Minutes:

8.1      Cllr Carole Allaway Martin sought Cabinet approval for recommendations to allocate the Market Sustainability and Improvement – Workforce Fund 2023-24.

 

8.2      The paper recommended that the Market Sustainability and Improvement – Workforce Fund was used to:

 

-       contribute towards a 4% fee uplift for nursing and dementia bed-based care.

-       fund fee uplifts to specific disability providers of bed-based care where a fee review indicated a need for such due to historical anomalies.

-       fund additional capacity in residential and domiciliary care.

-       invest in a six-month pilot for a domiciliary care agency leading a hospital discharge (Home First) service across the county.

 

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

 

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the allocation of the £3.847m Market Sustainability and Improvement – Workforce Fund as follows:

1. To allocate £0.5m for the purpose of supplementing, with effect from April 2023, the Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund (already received by the council on 29th September 2023) and then funding therefrom the payment of a one-off 4% annual fee uplift to those providers of bed-based nursing and dementia care with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Pre-Placement Contract for the Provision of Care (2006). The payment of such uplift shall be made in accordance with the price review provisions of the said contract.

2. To allocate £0.28m retrospectively for the purpose of funding, with effect from April 2023, the payment of a one-off annual fee uplift to those specific providers of residential services for people with disabilities with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Pre-Placement Contract for the Provision of Care (2006) for the purpose of addressing historical anomalies in fee calculations where fee reviews have indicated a need to do so. The payment of such uplift shall be made in accordance with the price review provisions of the said contract.

3. To allocate £2.057 to enable to the council to commission and purchase additional packages of care from providers of community and bed-based statutory social care services with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Pre- Placement Contract for the Provision of Care (2006) and the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Community Framework Contract (2020-2024) during the period 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 for the purpose of increasing the capacity of the local adult social care market to meet increases in demand in Gloucestershire.

4. To allocate £1.01m to enable the council to commission and purchase additional packages of care with providers of statutory domiciliary care services with whom Gloucestershire County Council contracts under the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Community Framework Contract (2020-2024) during the period 1st December 2023 to 31st March 2024 for the purpose of increasing the existing capacity of the Home First project (described in 2019 and 2022 Cabinet reports under which people will be supported to go home from hospital with appropriate care, support and therapy to facilitate safe discharge) to meet increases in demand in Gloucestershire.