Issue details

Infection Control Grant Distribution to providers round 2

The following key decision was implemented in accordance with the Council’s Special Urgency Rules because the decision was urgent and it was not possible to publish details about the decision on the Cabinet Forward Plan.

 

 

To award grant funding to care providers within given timescales as described in Local Authority Circular: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund – round 2: Published 1 October 2020

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects two or more divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/10/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The Infection Control Fund has been allocated to Gloucestershire from central Government with a mandate to pass the funds on to providers in 20 working days. The funds were received on the 1st October. Since the funding is £6,621,410 an urgent decision is required to ensure appropriate governance and oversight of the spend.


As this decision is urgent, it has not been possible to give the required 28 days notice of this key decision.

Decision due: 13 Oct 2020 by Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Contact: Margaret Willcox OBE, Commissioning Director: Adults Email: margaret.willcox@gloucestershire.gov.uk Tel: 01452 328468.

Consultees

The Department of Health and Social Care has set a very restricted timeframe within which the funding described in this report must be allocated to adult social care providers, hence the usual procedure for carrying out a consultation process has not been possible. The council has, however, consulted with the provider representative organisation GCPA in order to understand current provider pressures.

Planned Dates: The intention is for the first of the two payments described in the Recommendations section of this report to be made on October 28th 2020

Decisions

Documents

Background papers

  • The Department of Health and Social Care’s Local Authority Circular: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund – round 2: Published 1st October 2020  
  • Determination under section 31 of the Local Government Act 2003 of a ring-fenced infection control grant to local authorities for 2020/21 no. 31/5186 (The Determination)