Decisions

Decisions published

26/04/2021 - Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund: Distribution to Providers ref: 1659    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 29 March 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 for 2021 to 2022 No. 31/5487 (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 increase uptake of staff vaccination
2. conducting additional rapid testing of staff and visitors in care homes, high-risk supported living and extra care settings, to enable close contact visiting where possible

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Decision published: 26/04/2021

Effective from: 26/04/2021

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 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 and Public Health to:

1.    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 60% of the Rapid Testing fund allocation received pursuant to the Determination on a “per bed” basis and to pay any undistributed funding from such allocation to eligible providers for rapid testing purposes.

2.    Pay the remaining 40% of such Rapid Testing fund allocation to extra care housing providers, supported living providers and other eligible care providers in Gloucestershire for the purpose of funding lateral flow testing.

3.    Pay providers of bed based care in Gloucestershire and CQC regulated community care providers (ie, 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) and to pay any undistributed funding from such allocation to eligible providers for Infection prevention and control purposes

4.    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..

5.    Allocate and award 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.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Professor Sarah Scott


26/04/2021 - COVID Winter Grant Scheme – 2020/21 ref: 1660    Recommendations Approved

To ask the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to ratify the decision to allocate and distribute support to vulnerable families. The Government announced on 8th November 2020 the availability of a £1,507,674 package (the COVID Winter Grant) of extra targeted financial support for those in need in Gloucestershire over the winter 2020/21 period.

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

Decision published: 26/04/2021

Effective from: 05/05/2021

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.

 

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

 

Ratify the following decisions:

1.    To approve the process described in section 23 & 24 of this Report for distributing up to £1.1m financial support package from the COVID Winter Grant to Auriga Services Ltd under oversight from the existing panel(s).

2.    To award without further competition a contract for the supply of food, energy, water bills and other essentials to the local welfare provider known as Auriga Services Ltd on grounds of urgency, due to timescales that did not allow a formal tender process. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of 4 months and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 1 month.

3.    To provide £300k in funding split equally across each of the District Council to spend on localised schemes within the remit given to the county council by Government under the COVID Winter Grant.

4.    To approve administrative costs incurred by Children and Families Commissioning of up to £79,153 in relation to overseeing the applications to be funded from the COVID Winter Grant.

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


26/04/2021 - Specialist lifetime home development ref: 1661    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to adapt a property to provide accommodation, procure care provision and enter into a lease.

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

Decision published: 26/04/2021

Effective from: 05/05/2021

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.

 

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

 

(a)  Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services to enter into a lease of the property with the Housing Provider and sub-let the property to the appointed Care Provider as set out in the exempt annex to this report.

(b)  Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services to conduct a competitive procurement process under the Gloucestershire County Council approved Major Project Framework for the redesign of the property.

(c)  Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, enter into a contract with the preferred provider evaluated as offering the Council best value for money.

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to:

 

(a)  Conduct a competitive tender process for the award of a 5 year contract and an option to extend for up to a further 5 years with an estimated total value of up to £900,000 per annum to a Care Provider for the delivery of care provision. The maximum anticipated contract value will be £9 million.

(b)  Award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

(c)  Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for further period of not more than five years on the expiry of the initial 5 year term.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer


23/04/2021 - Adoption West: Progress Update ref: 1658    Recommendations Approved

To update Cabinet on progress with Adoption West as a vehicle for the delivery of adoption services on a regional basis.

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

Decision published: 23/04/2021

Effective from: 01/05/2021

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.

 

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

 

Note the two 6 monthly update reports by the Director of Adoption West and agree to receive an update on progress in 12 months’ time.

 

 

Lead officer: Chris Spencer