Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care
Tuesday, 25th September, 2018 9.00 am

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Email: jane.didino@portsmouthcc.gov.uk  023 9283 4060

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Items
No. Item

17.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Fielding and Stubbs.

18.

Declarations of Members' Interests.

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

19.

Removal of the Day Care Cap pdf icon PDF 338 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to remove the current financial 'cap' of £60 applied to client contributions in respect of Day Care, Community Support and Health & Independence services; bringing them in line with all other Adult Social Care services.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care:

 

1.    Approve the removal of the current financial 'cap' of £60 applied to client contributions in respect of Day Care, Community Support and Health & Independence services from 1 April 2019; bringing them in line with all other Adult Social Care services.

 

2.    Acknowledge the proposed community support and engagement process as outlined in section 5 of the report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Richard Webb, Finance Manager introduced the report in response to questions explained that this is the only council service that is capped in this way.

 

The Cabinet Member explained that the Labour and Conservative Opposition Spokespersons had seen the report and did not have any particular issues with it.  He noted that it was correct in terms of natural justice to bring this service in line with the others regarding capping.

 

DECISIONS

 

The Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care:

 

1.    Approved the removal of the current financial 'cap' of £60 applied to client contributions in respect of Day Care, Community Support and Health & Independence services from 1 April 2019; bringing them in line with all other Adult Social Care services.

2.    Acknowledged the proposed community support and engagement process as outlined in section 5 of the report.

 

 

20.

Continuing Healthcare s75 Partnership - Extension of Term pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Purpose.

To seek approval from the cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care to extend the section 75 agreement for Continuing Healthcare for a further term of 3 years until 31 August 2021.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care:

Delegate authority to the Chief of Health, Wellbeing & Social Care Services in consultation with the Chief of Finance Officer and City Solicitor to approve the entering into of extension arrangements for the two S75 agreements for Continuing Healthcare:

·         Provision of Health and Social Care Services.

·         Commissioning of Health and Social Care Services.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Suzannah Rosenberg, Director of Quality & Commissioning, Integrated Commissioning introduced the report and in response to questions explained that:

 

The council's integrated arrangements that had been put in place earlier than many authorities, are considered to be quite forward-thinking and successful.

 

Having an integrated healthcare team at the hospital has a very positive affect on flow and discharge times.

 

The Cabinet Member noted that the Opposition Spokespersons had been given the opportunity to look at the report and that the council is working very well with its healthcare partners.

 

DECISION
The Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care:

 

Delegated authority to the Chief of Health, Wellbeing & Social Care services in consultation with the Chief of Finance Officer and City Solicitor to approve the entering into of extension arrangements for the two S75 agreements for Continuing Healthcare:

·         Provision of Health and Social Care Services

·         Commissioning of Health and Social Care Services.

 

21.

Arrangements Fees for Self-Funding Clients pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report

 is to seek approval to introduce 'arrangement fees' from 7th January 2019 for self-funding clients who request that the City Council arranges and manages their non-residential care and support.

 

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care:

a)    Agrees to introduce arrangement fees from 7th January 2019, for self-funding clients who request that the City Council arranges and manages their non-residential care and support needs.

b)    Notes the proposed community support and engagement process as explained in section 5 of this report.

c)    Agrees to set the fees (including VAT) from the 7th January 2019 as follows:

 

Initial set-up arrangement fee

£45 one-off

On-going support arrangement fee

£12 weekly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Richard Webb, Finance Manager introduced the report and in response to questions explained that:

·         Over 100 local authorities had been contacted and others' websites reviewed for comparison purposes. 

·         The arrangement fees would only apply for self-funding clients.

 

The Cabinet Member noted that the Opposition Spokespersons broadly support the recommendations and that the situation would be monitored.

 

 

DECISION

The Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care:

 

1.    Agreed to introduce arrangement fees from 7 January 2019, for self-funding clients who request that the city council arranges and manages their non-residential care and support needs.

2.    Noted the proposed community support and engagement process as explained in section 5 of the report.

3.    Agreed to set the fees (including VAT) from 7 January 2019 as follows:

 

Initial set up arrangement fee

£45 one off

Ongoing support arrangement fee

£12 weekly