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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.
There were no declaration of interests.
For the Integrated Commissioning Board to approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 29th January 2019.
That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 29th of January 2019 be approved as a correct record.
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.
That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following four items 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.
Proposed Provider Fee Rates 2019/2020 Financial Year
For the Integrated Commissioning Board to receive a report on provider fee rates.
The Director for Public Health and Wellbeing presented the Board with a report that proposed new fee rates for externally commissioned care funded services and recommendations for fee increases for homecare, residential care and supported living services.
1) That the Integrated Commissioning Board approve the proposed fee rate increases for a range of Adult Social Care services delivered by externally commissioned providers in Rochdale Borough.
2) That the Board agree to retain the personal expenditure allowance (PEA) for residential and nursing care at the current rate of £24.90, the minimum defined by the Department of Health (DoH).
3) That the Board note the fee increases are not currently fully funded in the 2019/20 pooled budget and the shortfall of approximately £0.45m (FYE in 2020/21 £0.6m) would be added to the pool fund gap and dealt with as part of the setting of the pooled budget for 2019/20 which would be reported to Integrated Commissioning Board in March/April 2019.
4) That the Board note its decision are made within the context of the Council’s statutory responsibilities in relation to the Adult Social Care market as set out in the Care Act 2014. Further noting that the Care Act requires the Council to ensure that there is a sustainable market to meet the adult social care needs of its residents. The duties include a requirement that Councils pay fees at a level that enables providers to retain an effective workforce and, at least, to comply with the National Living Wage).
5) That the Board note the NLW is in its fourth year of implementation and in 2019/20 the rate for employees over 25 had increased from £7.83 to £8.21 (4.85%) subject to once the work being undertaken across the North West on NWL has been completed, an update with costings be brought back to a future meeting.
6) That the Board approve the increase in fee rates as detailed in paragraph 5.3 of the report, noting that the budget setting report for 2019/20 would deal with the budget issues identified.