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Items
No. Item

83.

Apologies

84.

Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

    Minutes:

    There were no decelerations of interests Made.

85.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 78 KB

    For the Board to note of the discussions of adjourned meeting held on the 27th November 2018 and to approve the Minutes of the reconvened meeting held on the 3rd December 2018.

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    That the Minutes of the reconvened meeting held on the 3rd December 2018 and the notes of the adjourned meeting held on the 27th November 2018 be approved subject to the inclusion of Dr Duffy, Helen Chapman and Jill McGregor in the attendance list.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the Minutes of the reconvened meeting held on the 3rd December 2018 and the notes of the adjourned meeting held on the 27th November 2018 be approved subject to the above amendment.

     

86.

Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

87.

Winter Pressures Grant Funding 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 136 KB

    For the Committee to receive an update Winter Pressures Grant Funding 2018-2019.

    Minutes:

    The Chief Finance Officer for Health & Social Care Integration presented to Members a report updating the Board of additional grant funding for 2018/19 that had been announced by the Government on the 2nd October 2018 and detailed in the autumn statement on the 29th October 2018.

     

    It was noted that of the additional £240 million resource in 2018/19 to Local Authorities, the amount allocated to Rochdale based on the Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formula, was £1,108,358 and was available in both 2018/19 and 2019/20.

     

    It was reported that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) had issued the Council a grant determination letter that provided guidance on how the additional winter pressures grant was to be spent on Adult Social Care services to help Council’s alleviate winter pressures on the NHS. It was noted that the report contained a proposed plan on how the money would be used to meet the Governments guidelines in the letter.

     

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the Board agreed the spending plans outlined above and were satisfied that they were in line with the grant determination letter.

     

88.

Social Care Support Grant 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

    To update the Integrated Commissioning Board on the Social Care Support Grant funding for 2019/20.

    Minutes:

    The Chief Finance Officer for Health & Social Care Integration provided the Board with an update on the Social Care Support Grant funding for 2019/20 that had been announced by the Government in response to the Council concerns about pressures on adult and children’s social care services.

     

    It was noted that of the additional £410 million in resources for Local Authorities in 2019/2020, the amount allocated to Rochdale based on the Adult Social Care Relative Needs Formula, was £1,893,446.

     

    In response to a question regarding the allocated money being additional resources available to the Council or rerouted money from existing schemes. The Chief Finance Officer for Health & Social Care Integration informed the Board that they would have to wait until the budget settlement from the Government which was due on the 20th December 2018 in order to identify if this was additional resources or not.

     

    RESOLVED:

     

    That the Social Care Support Grant allocation for 2019/20 be fully allocated to children’s social care and an update to the January 2019 Committee if this allocation was additional money or reallocated money.

     

89.

Exclusion of Press and Public

    To consider that the press and public be excluded from the remaining part of the meeting pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that discussions may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

    Minutes:

    That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (3) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

     

    Reason for Decision:

     

    Should the press and public remain during the debate on this item there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Part 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

     

90.

Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support Service

    For the Board to receive the outcome of the tender process to appoint a new provider to the Voluntary and Community Service Infrastructure Service. 

    Minutes:

    The Director for Public Health and Wellbeing present to the Board the outcome of the tender process to appoint a new provider to the Voluntary and Community Service Infrastructure Service.  It noted that the contract would operate from 1st January 2019 for a period of 2 years until 31st March 2021 with an option to extend for a period of up to 2 years.

     

    It was agree by the Board that an update report on the new service is to be provided to the Board after 6 months of operation.

     

    REOSLVED

     

    1)    That the Board acknowledge the award of the contract to Action Together under delegated decision making authority and agreed that the procurement process followed had been rigorous and fair.

     

    2)    That an update report on the new service be presented to the Board after 6 months of operation.