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The Local Stop Smoking Services and Support Grant 2024-2029

Meeting: 15/05/2024 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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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.

 

Minutes:

10.1   Cllr Mark Hawthorne sought Cabinet approval to distribute up to £3,936,505, (subject to Government confirmation of funding for Years 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.

 

10.2   This was a five-year grant confirmed annually to enable local councils to enhance their stop smoking services.  The funding was ring-fenced and is additional to the budget allocated to stop smoking interventions from the public health grant. Assuming no reduction in the annual allocation, the total value of the grant over the five-year period would be £3,936,505.

10.3   Guidance accompanying the grant agreement set out the following areas of activity:

·                         Leadership and commissioning capacity to expand local stop smoking offers.

·         Increasing local resources to help people quit e.g., behavioural support and stop smoking aids such as nicotine replacement therapy.

·         Building demand for local stop smoking support e.g., partnership working to improve identification and referral of smokers, and marketing.

10.4 It was outlined that there was already a good level of support in the County GP practices and community groups.

 

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 five year grant period, will  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10