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Contact: Anna Martyn 023 9283 4870 Email: Anna.Martyn@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
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Apologies for absence
Declaration of interests
The purpose of this report is to respond to the motion adopted by Full Council on 14 January 2020, which sought the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Social Care to investigate the introduction of a day care cap for all Social Care client groups and to advise councillors of the financial cost of this.
RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet Member:
a. Consider and approve one of the following options:
1. Maintain the current charging arrangements within Adult Social Care, in line with Care Act 2014 and the related charging Regulations; or
Subject to recommendations (b) and (c) below:
2. Reinstate a financial cap for Day Care, Community Support and Health & Independence Services; or
3. Implement a financial cap across all Adult Social Care services.
b. Confirm the level of the financial cap to be applied from Monday 06 April 2020, should the implementation of a financial cap be approved as set out in recommendation (a2) or (a3) above.
c. Agree that should the implementation of a financial cap be approved as set out in recommendation (a2) or (a3) above, it will on a temporary basis, until the publication and implementation of the anticipated government reforms of the financial arrangements for the Adult Social Care sector and how people fund their care and their eligibility for financial support from Local Authorities in the future.
d. Request the Chief of Health & Care Portsmouth to identify and implement alternative income or savings strategies in order to offset any lost income in 2020-21 and future years, and enable Adult Social Care to maintain a balanced budget.
To seek approval from the Health, Wellbeing & Social Care portfolio holder for the transfer of nutrient neutrality credits from the former Edinburgh House residential care home to a new development of 13 flats on the Longdean Lodge site to enable a planning permission be granted and the remainder of credits be transferred to the nutrient credit bank detailed in the Council's Interim Nutrient Neutrality Strategy (Cabinet decision dated 29 November 2019).
RECOMMENDED That the Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing & Social Care delegates authority to the Director Adult Services to instruct the completion of a unilateral undertaking in accordance with section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 relating to land at the former Longdean Lodge Site, Hillsley Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4NH and Edinburgh House, Sundridge Close, Portsmouth PO6 3JL.