Bonus Payments for frontline care staff
Approval of payments to registered care providers to provide bonuses for care staff in promoting workforce retention.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;
Decision status: For Determination
Wards affected: (All Wards);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/12/2021
General exception notice
This item is subject to the General Exception procedure. It is proposed to take a key decision on the decision date shown below. It would be impracticable to defer the decision. This notice has been issued to the chairman of the relevant overview and scrutiny committee.
Reason for urgency:
The decision is urgent in seeking to have an impact on workforce retention at a critical time during winter pressures and when the care sector is already facing a workforce crisis. It is felt to be essential that the first payments are with providers, as early in January 2022 as is practicable. It was not possible to plan the decision earlier as the funding available from government has only been confirmed very recently.
Decision due: 24 January 2022 by Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing
Lead member: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing
Lead director: Assistant Director All Ages Commissioning
Department: Adults and Communities
Contact: Ewen Archibald, Interim Assistant Director, All Ages Commissioning Email: Ewen.Archibald@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 261970.