Decisions

Decisions

28/03/2017 - Implementation of 2017-2020 short breaks offer for disabled children ref: 4544    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve a new offer of short breaks for disabled children for 2017-2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision published: 28/03/2017

Effective from: 04/04/2017

Decision:

THAT:

(a)        work proceeds to implement an allowance-based scheme for tier 2 targeted short breaks (appendices 3 and 4);

(b)        the organisations detailed in the tables at paragraph 11 are contracted as approved providers of targeted and specialist short breaks for disabled children; and

(c)        a contract, valued at £35k per year is awarded  for up to five years from 1 April 2017 to Marches Family network to deliver a market support and development service for Herefordshire’s short breaks offer.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson


23/03/2017 - Renewal of support and maintenance for schools software ref: 4546    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought to renew the annual maintenance for the council’s Capita Schools Information System (SIMS) licences and the HCSS school budgeting software. The SIMS licences are held in perpetuity by the council.

 

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions - Officers

Decision published: 27/03/2017

Effective from: 23/03/2017

Decision:

THAT:

  1. The SIMS maintenance contract is renewed on an annual basis for a period of up to 2 years (31 March 2019) at cost of £133k  for the reasons contained in this report;  and complete review of service needs within 6 months to inform future options;

b.     by virtue of this decision report an exemption to paragraphs 4.6.13.2 b, c and d of the council’s contract procedure rules be granted to enable the direct award of the SIMS contract at a cost of £133k for the reasons set out within this report;

  1.  The HCSS software licence is renewed on an annual basis for a period of up to 3 years (April 2020) at an annual cost of £26,000 subject to inflation; and;
  2. By virtue of this decision report, an exemption to paragraph 4.6.13.2e of the council’s contract procedure rules be granted for HCSS at a cost of £78k for the reasons set out in the report.

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


27/03/2017 - Direct award of the Herefordshire Healthwatch contract ref: 4545    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve the decision to directly award a 14 month contract to a newly-established company, to be called Healthwatch Herefordshire, to deliver the Healthwatch service in Herefordshire. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision published: 27/03/2017

Effective from: 01/04/2017

Decision:

THAT:

 

(a)              The contract award  for the delivery of the legal Healthwatch function for Herefordshire to a newly-established company, to be called Healthwatch Herefordshire, which will receive back office functions and support provided by Healthwatch Worcestershire to enable synergies and reduce duplications, is approved;

(b)             Thenegotiatedfundinglevel of £163,000 for 14 months is approved;

 

(c)              In the event of recommendation (a) not being practical, approval for delegated authority to the director for adults and wellbeing, in consultation with the cabinet member health and wellbeing, to award an interim contract arrangement to another provider within the funding set out in recommendation (b); 

 

(d)             By virtue of this decision report an exemption to paragraph 4.6.13.7 of the council’s contract procedure rules shall be granted to enable the extensions for the reasons as set out in the paragraphs identified below and referred to throughout this document.

 

 

Lead officer: Amy Pitt


27/03/2017 - Care Home Fee Uplift ref: 4540    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve a three year fee uplift settlement for care home placements from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision published: 27/03/2017

Effective from: 01/04/2017

Decision:

 

THAT:

(a)  a three year settlement model is agreed for 3 April 2017 until 31 March 2020, as detailed in the table below;

Residential % uplift

 

Nursing % uplift

* compound impact

Efficiency %

 % Increase

Efficiency %

% Increase

2017/18

2.0%

1.89%

2.0%

1.40%

2018/19

1.5%

2.77%

1.5%

2.87%

2019/20

1.0%

3.14%

1.0%

3.02%

 

 

7.80%*

 

7.29%*

 

(b)  all care home spot purchase placements and block contracts (excluding block contracts subject to different contractual arrangements and those on the old ‘usual nursing rate’) are uplifted; and

 

(c)  delegated authority be given to the director for adults and wellbeing in consultation with the cabinet member to amend the increase if national pressures trigger a review.

 

 

Lead officer: Laura Tyler


20/03/2017 - Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) allowances 2017/18 ref: 4543    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Minimum Income Guarantee (MIG) allowances for 2017/18 when charging for council arranged care and support other than in a care home.

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions - Officers

Decision published: 22/03/2017

Effective from: 20/03/2017

Decision:

THAT:

(a)        MIG allowances for 2017/18 remain at the levels set for 2016/17.

(b)        If the Department of Health continues to freeze the MIG allowances at the rates set out in circular LAC (DH) (2017) 1 for future years, the 2016/17 levels will continue to remain in place.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


17/03/2017 - Community Opioid Overdose Management Programme (Take Home Naloxone) ref: 4541    Recommendations Approved

To approve variation to the council’s contract with Addaction to provide an Opioid Overdose Management Programme.

 

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions - Officers

Decision published: 21/03/2017

Effective from: 17/03/2017

Decision:

THAT: (all recommendations to be in bold)

(a)        Approval is given for £5K to be added to the 2016/17 budget to cover the intial training, publicity  and supply costs; and

(b)        Approval for £2K to be added to the budget for the subsequent 2 years of the contract to cover, ongoing, training (including refresher sessions), publicity and (re-)supply of Naloxone.

(c)        The contract with Adaction is vaied to include provision of an Opioid Overdose Management Programme at a total cost of £9K. 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/03/2017 - PROPOSED REDESIGN OF TECHNOLOGY ENABLED CARE SERVICES (TECS)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/09/2017

Notice of decision: 20/03/2017


20/03/2017 - DEVELOPMENT AND REGENERATION PROGRAMME CONTRACT AWARD

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/07/2017

Notice of decision: 20/03/2017


17/03/2017 - Local Authority school maintenance programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: Not before 02/05/2017

Lead officer: Andy Hough

Notice of decision: 17/03/2017


17/03/2017 - Vision Links contract extension

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: Not before 24/03/2017

Lead officer: Martin Samuels

Notice of decision: 17/03/2017


16/03/2017 - Contract extension for Halo Leisure NHS Health Check lifestyle delivery ref: 4537    For Determination

To seek a twelve month waiver for the Halo Leisure contract for NHS Health Check lifestyle support delivery.

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions - Officers

Decision published: 16/03/2017

Effective from: 16/03/2017

Decision:

THAT:

(a)        approval be given to extend the payment by results contract with Halo Leisure to deliver physical activity and weight management for people referred via an NHS Health Check as being at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) for a year to 31 March 2018;

(b)        by virtue of this decision report, an exemption to paragraph 4.6.13.2c of the council’s contract procedure rules be granted for the reasons set out in paragraphs 5,6 and 7 of the report below.

Wards affected: (All Wards);