Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

28.

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 declarations of interest.

29.

Minutes

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Integrated Commissioning Board held on 26 October 2021 be approved as a correct record.

30.

Health & Social Care Better Care Fund Budget Monitoring Report Quarter 2 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Chief Finance Officer.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate / Chief Finance Officer (CCG) detailing the Quarter 2 budget monitoring information as at September 2021 period end, and seeking the transfer of £185k from the unallocated contingency budget towards the funding of social care to support forecast growth and transition costs within Adult Social Care.

 

Alternatives considered

Not to approve the transfer of £185k from the unallocated contingency budget towards the funding of social care to support forecast growth and transition costs within Adult Social Care.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the Quarter 2 monitoring budget information as at September 2021 period end be noted.

2.    That it be noted there are contingencies being held for budgets not yet allocated in 2021/22 of £291k offset by a forecast overspend against the equipment store budget of £52k giving a total forecast revenue underspend of £239k.

3.    That approval be given to the transfer of £185k from the unallocated contingency budget towards the funding of social care to support forecast growth and transition costs within Adult Social Care.

 

Reason for recommendation

To support the prudent financial management of the S756 agreement.

 

31.

Health and Social Care Pooled Budget Monitoring Report September 2021 pdf icon PDF 182 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Chief Finance Officer.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate / Chief Finance Officer (CCG) detailing the financial position of the pooled budget for the financial year 2021/22 as at the end of September

2021.

 

Alternatives considered

There were no alternatives considered.

 

RESOLVED

That the report be noted.

 

Reason for resolution

In accordance with the National Health Service for England guidance on financial management.

32.

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:

RESOLVED

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 (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

 

Reason for the resolution

Should the press and public remain during debate on the four items there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Parts 1 and

4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

33.

Public Health Commissioning Intentions 2022/23

To consider the attached report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Director of Public Health

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Director of Commissioning which sought approval to delegate the signing of contract extensions or contract awards to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the lead Cabinet Member for Healthy Lives and in accordance with the Council’s Constitution/Scheme of Delegation. 

 

Alternatives considered

To have each contract brought separately to the Integrated Commissioning Board for individual approval.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That approval be given for extending the contract for the Infection Prevention and Control Service via procurement exemption as detailed in within the submitted report.

2.    That approval be given to begin the tender process for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Service Contract in 2022/23 in line with contractual requirements and the Contract Procedure Rules.

3.    That approval be given to begin the tender process for the Adult Substance Misuse Service Contract in 2022/23 in line with contractual requirements and the Contract Procedure Rules.

4.    That approval be given to begin the tender process for the Domestic Abuse Refuge Service Contract and Victim Support Services Contract in 2022/23 in line with contractual requirements and the Contract Procedure Rules.

5.    That delegated authority be granted to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the lead Cabinet Member for Healthy Lives, to sign any contract extension and contract award documents that are required relating to the contracts above.

 

Reason for resolution

To ensure that the council remains contractually compliant in relation to the services in scope.  With regards to the Infection Prevention and Control Service recommendations, the sustained additional investment for 2022/23 utilising Contain Outbreak Management Funding is required to ensure the service remains well-resourced as the pandemic continues.

34.

ASC Commissioning Intentions 2023/24

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Wellbeing / Assistant Director of Commissioning.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care / Assistant Director of Commissioning seeking approval of e Adult Social Care contract activity for the 2022/23 financial year. 

 

It was reported that four contracts had end dates of 31st March 2022 with options for a further year to the 31st March 2023 that will require formal decisions in this financial year to modify the contracts to extend. The contracts were:

·         Advocacy,

·         Carers support

·         Specialist employment services and

·         Best Interest Assessor service.

 

Alternatives considered

 

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the following 1 year contract extensions be approved:

a.    The Advocacy service, the current provider is Together and the annual contract value is £305,000.

b.    The Carers service, currently provided by NCompass with an annual value of £486,721..

c.    The Specialist Employment service, the current provider is Possabilities and the annual value is £100,000.

d.    The Best Interest Assessor service, the current provider is Action First and the annual value is £334,000.

2.    That in principle, a 2 year extension to the Greater Manchester Learning Disability Flexible Purchasing System be approved to extend for a further 2 years to the 12th September 2024.

3.    That the Director of Strategic Commissioning be given delegated authority, in consultation with the portfolio holder for Adult Care and Wellbeing, to approve the contract extensions described above.

4.    The Assistant Director for Legal, governance and Workforce be duly authorised to execute any legal agreements arising out of the resolutions above.

 

Reason for recommendation

To ensure that the council remains contractually compliant in relation to the services in scope.