Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Members are recommended to approve option 3
for consultation with care providers on the adult social care fees
structure for 2021/22 that puts people’s individual needs at
the forefront of our approach using a resource allocation system
(RAS) to ensure transparency and fairness as a key principle to
develop a new fee setting structure.
The Board considered the report of the Assistant Director - Commissioning (Prevention and Adult Social Care) that provided proposed options for the funding of the Real Living Wage (RLW) in the context of the fee setting process for Adult Social Care Fees 2021/22.
No alternatives were presented within the report as the decision at the August meeting was that the decision on the report be deferred to a future meeting of the Integrated Commissioning Board to enable the Chief Executive /Accountable Officer explore further alternative options for the funding of the proposals.
1. That the plan to fund the Real Living Wage for care workers recurrently from April 2021/22 be approved;
2. That it be agreed that fee consultation with the sector can begin in November 2020 on the basis of providing for the Real Living Wage.
Reasons for the decision:
The Council is required to set a balanced budget and manage the Adult Social Care Market to ensure adequacy of services to meet needs and demands of citizens seeking care and support.
The funding solution identified provides a means of meeting the real living wage for all care workers and full delivery on the Care Workers Ethical Charter.
Report author: Mike O'Keeffe
Publication date: 09/03/2021
Date of decision: 27/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 27/10/2020 - Integrated Commissioning Board