Decisions

Decisions published

26/11/2021 - Household Support Fund (HSF) – 6th October 2021 to 31st March 2022 (Special Urgency Rule) ref: 1763    Implemented

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Decision published: 29/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

Decision:

Please refer to the published decision report and decision statement for details of this decision.

 

The decision was taken as an urgent decision under the Council’s Special Urgency Rules because it was not possible to publish details about the decision on the Forward Plan.

 

The Chair and the Vice Chair of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Chair of Council were notified of the decision and confirmed their agreement that the decision could be taken and implemented urgently, without pre-implementation review.


18/11/2021 - A417 Missing Link Development Consent Order (DCO) process ref: 1762    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet Member authorisation to formally delegate to GCC officers’ authority to represent the Council through the Development Consent Order (“DCO”) process in respect of the A417 Missing Link project.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

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 and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, 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 Officers set out in Appendix A of the report to:

o   Respond formally on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council (as a statutory consultee) and all other parties (The Joint Council) to the DCO in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning;

o   Appear at the Examination in Public and make representations concerning the A417 Missing Link in accordance with the Council’s responses to the consultation; and

 

·         Ratify prior officer decisions made in respect of consultation and DCO process in respect of the project as set out in this report.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

 


12/11/2021 - Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund Round 3: ref: 1758    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to pay grant funding to adult social care providers, including those with whom the council does not have a contract, as described in Local Authority Circular: Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund (published 21st October 2021) in accordance with a determination under section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 of a ring-fenced infection control grant to local authorities 31/5765 (the “Determination”) for the purposes of:
1. reducing the rate of COVID-19 transmission within and between care settings through effective infection prevention and control practices and increasing the uptake of staff vaccination against Covid 19 and flu.
2. conducting testing of staff and visitors in care settings to identify and isolate positive cases and enabling close contact visiting where possible.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 12/11/2021

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 and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, 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 and Public Health to:

 

1.         Pay providers of bed based care in Gloucestershire , including residential drug and alcohol settings and CQC regulated community care providers (i.e. domiciliary care, extra care and supported living), including those with whom the council does not have a contract, the stipulated 70% of the Infection Prevention and Control fund allocation received pursuant to the Determination on a “per bed” basis (for care homes) or “per user” basis (for CQC regulated community care providers) for the purpose of reducing the rate of COVID-19 transmission within and between care settings through effective infection prevention and control practices and to pay any undistributed funding from such allocation to eligible providers for the same purpose.

 

2.         Allocate 1% of the Infection Prevention and Control fund allocation to meet the council’s administrative costs arising from the distribution of the funding described in this report and the council’s reporting obligations in respect thereof.

 

3.         Allocate and pay the remaining 29% of the Infection Prevention and Control fund allocation to adult social care providers that are nominated by the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning in order to support other COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures subject to the provisions of the Determination.

 

4.         Pay providers of bed based care in Gloucestershire , including residential drug and alcohol settings and CQC regulated community care providers (i.e. domiciliary care, extra care and supported living), including those with whom the council does not have a contract, the stipulated 70% of the Vaccination fund allocation received pursuant to the Determination on a “per bed” basis (for care homes) or “per user” basis (for CQC regulated community care providers) for the purpose of increasing COVID-19 and flu vaccine uptake among their staff and to pay any undistributed funding from such allocation to eligible providers for the same purpose.

 

5.         Allocate and pay the remaining 30% of the Vaccination fund allocation to support staff with COVID-19 and flu vaccinations in other care settings, including non-registered settings, and to provide additional support to providers that are nominated by the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning in order to support other COVID-19 vaccination measures subject to the provisions of the Determination.

 

6.         Pay providers of bed-based care in Gloucestershire, including residential drug and alcohol settings and bed-based care providers with whom the council does not have a contract, the stipulated 75% of the Testing fund allocation received pursuant to the Determination on a “per bed” basis for the purpose of testing staff and visitors in care settings to identify and isolate positive cases and enable close contact visiting where possible, and to pay any undistributed funding from such allocation to eligible providers for the same purpose.

 

7.         Allocate and pay the remaining 25% of such Testing fund allocation to providers of community services and other eligible care providers in Gloucestershire that are nominated by the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning in order to support other testing related measures subject to the provisions of the Determination.

 

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott