Decision Maker: Director of Law and Assurance
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
On 17th September 2020 the government announced a second support package for adult social care providers backed by a further £546m infection control fund. The specified purpose of the grant is to provide continued support to adult social care providers, including those with whom the Council does not have a contract, to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes and support wider workforce resilience to enable improved infection control. The West Sussex allocation of this money is £10.958m. The expectation from government is that 80% of the money be passported directly to registered care home providers and other CQC regulated community care providers.
Decision (Report Ref: OKD40 20/21) allocated 80% of the Infection Control Grant Funding be paid to care homes and other CQC regulated community care providers, in line with Government Guidance, subject to the government grant conditions, and the providers’ acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Council’s grant agreement with them.
The allocation of the remaining 20% of the Infection Control Funding is the subject of this further decision.
The Director of Law & Assurance, with the agreement of the Executive Director Adults and Health and the Chairman of the Health and Adults Social Care Scrutiny Committee, has used his delegated powers under Standing Order 5.23 and approved that; the 20% of the Infection Control Funding is paid to providers in line with the proposal in section 2 of the decision report, subject to providers’ acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Council’s grant agreement with them.
Urgent item?: Yes
Publication date: 20/11/2020
Date of decision: 20/11/2020