Council decisions

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Decisions published

11/07/2019 - Healthy Child Programme procurement - Health Visiting and School Nursing, (Including Healthy Weight Nurses, Oral health and Infant Feeding) ref: 7314    Recommendations Approved

Summary

1.     The Healthy Child programme/ Public Health Nursing 0 -19 services proposal for next steps were presented at Policy and Resources committee on 13 February 2018 and a decision recorded “Note the options available for future 0 to 19 public health nursing provision and agree that, subject to further exploratory work confirming the feasibility and desirability of the proposals, that 0 – 19 Public Health nursing be brought ‘in house’ in April 2020”

2.     Further exploratory work was undertaken on feasibility and desirability by the commissioner for the services and presented to the Director of Public Health and the Executive Director of Family Services. After all options were considered in great details, a preferred option was agreed:  to re-procure Healthy Child Programme with a possibility of Section 75 partnership agreement, starting from 1 April  2020 with a 3 year + 1year + 1year contract extension.

3.     The decision not to bring the services in-house at present included the risks of recruitment and retainment of NHS staff within the council; the extensive clinical governance procedures that would need to be put in place (including a preparation for Care Quality Commission inspection and social care readiness to embark on a substantive transformation). 

4.     It was agreed that the priorities for the services were to achieve

• More Health Visiting (HV)  capacity to deliver a high quality service;

• Locally tailored service and;

• Integration with Early Help

5.     These priorities would be best achieved via re-procurement and a S75 partnership agreement with a newly procured provider.

6.     The re- procurement of the service will be delivered within planned 2020 budget (£4,961,618).

7.     A Chief Officers decision was recorded in May 2019 for the above.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 15/07/2019

Effective from: 11/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/06/2019 - Local Shared Lives Scheme ref: 7306    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the report on the local shared lives scheme, which informed the Committee of plans to establish a dedicated Barnet Scheme. The report outlined the significant benefits for residents, as well as financial benefits to setting up a dedicated scheme in Barnet. If approved officers would commence mobilising the scheme, with initial focus on recruiting a scheme manager, registering with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and promoting the scheme in the community to recruit carers.

 

The Committee commended officers on the creative idea and approach to this scheme.

 

Following consideration of the item, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

The Committee unanimously RESOLVED to:
Agree to establish a dedicated Barnet Shared Lives scheme.


05/06/2019 - Integrated care systems ref: 7305    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the report on the update of the NHS Long Term and Integrated Care Systems. The report provided an overview of the long-term plan to set out organisational change for the NHS through the development of integrated care systems, based on geographical areas such as Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP). The report also updated the Committee on the way in which health services in North Central London (NCL) STP are responding to the long-term plan and key considerations for Barnet Council.

 

The Executive Director for Adults and Health explained that the organisational changes would have a significant impact on how local NHS services are configured and the report provided the Committee with the opportunity to think about and input into what adult social care and integrated care should look like in Barnet. The Executive Director for Adults and Health explained that this was a five-borough piece of work at the STP level and all boroughs needed to consider the nature of the partnerships, public accountability and local democracy. Formal submissions and concerns raised by this Committee, Health Overview and Scrutiny and the Health and Wellbeing Board would be feedback to the STP leadership.

 

The Committee discussed the need for the right type of incentives and shared leadership of roles within the model. The Committee also stressed the requirement for greater public engagement to be implemented into the model.

The Committee agreed that any changes around the system of adult social care in Barnet would be a decision for this committee and that any updates on the matter be brought back to Committee.

 

 The Committee also requested information be provided on the approach being taken by other neighbouring boroughs. The Executive Director for Adults and Health confirmed that the other four borough Councils operated through a cabinet system of decision making and therefore were working with the cabinet member for adult social care and at various Health and Wellbeing Board and Scrutiny committees.

 

Following discussion of the item, the Committee requested an update report on the integrated care systems be brought back to a future meeting.

 

The Chairman then moved to vote on the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

The Committee unanimously RESOLVED to:

To note and comment on the content of the report.

 


05/06/2019 - End of Year Performance Report 2018/19 ref: 7303    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the report on the End of Year Performance for 2018/19 which included the Committee priorities in the corporate plan 2018/19, including budget outturns and performance on activities and key indicators, as well as any high level (scoring 15+) risks.

 

The Assistant Director for Ongoing Support confirmed that difficulties experienced with the Mosaic system had been addressed and that moving forward the reporting would be significantly improved in relation to the indicators that could be provided.

 

Officers agreed to investigate the reasons behind the drop in percentage of adults with mental health needs in employment and flag anything of concern to Members outside of the meeting, as information about individuals could not be disclosed.

 

Following consideration of the report, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendation as set out in the report.

 

The Committee unanimously RESOLVED to:

Review the financial, performance and risk information for EOY 2018/19 and make any referrals to Policy and Resources Committee or Financial Performance and Contracts Committee in accordance with the terms of reference of these Committees.

 


05/06/2019 - Direct Payments ref: 7304    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Adults and Safeguarding Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

The Chairman introduced the report on the Council’s implementation of changes to the way in which direct payments are managed and monitored by Pre-Paid Cards.

 

The report provided an update on how the changes would improve the experience for people with care and support needs, as well as making it easier for the Council to monitor and audit the use of Direct Payment funds. The implementation would reduce the administrative burden on people with care need and significantly improve the Council’s ability to identify and recoup surplus or misused funds and combat fraudulent activity, as well as forming part of the Committees medium term financial strategy (MTFS) with a savings target of £250,000 for 2019/20.

 

Officers confirmed that the implementation of the new system would continue to be monitored regularly. The Executive Director for Adults and Health agreed that an update on the implementation could be provided to the Committee at a future meeting.

 

Following consideration of the report, the Chairman moved to vote on the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

The Committee unanimously RESOLVED to:

1. Note the contents of the report, which supports the achievement of the council’s medium term financial strategy.

 

2. Support the implementation of the pre-paid card solution in Barnet adult social care services.

 


08/02/2019 - Authorisation for extending Short Breaks contracts ref: 7313    Recommendations Approved

Decisions

 

1. To let short term Short Break contracts to the 8 x Short Breaks contracts listed in section 1 of this report for a period of 6 months from 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019.

2. To set up a Qualified Provider for 6 years to procure Short Breaks services at a value of £3.78million (this is an additional 4 years to the value listed on the 2018/19 contract term, and an addition £2.58million)

 

 

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Children and Young People

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 08/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);


08/07/2019 - Report for Approval of variance of extension to five years for the procurement of Barnet Integrated Substance Misuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service for Young People and Adults ref: 7312    Recommendations Approved

Approval be given to proceed and procure the commissioning of the Barnet Integrated Substance Misuse Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Service for Young People and Adults by extending the commissioning period from a three to five-year period effective from April 2020, with an additional budget of £5,415,822, bringing the total budget to £13,446,928.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 08/07/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);


21/06/2019 - The acquisition of Flat 2 4a Dollis Park, London, N3 1HG (First Floor) ref: 7310    Recommendations Approved

 

 This report seeks authority for the direct purchase of Flat 2, Clementine Court, 4 Dollis Park, N3 1HG for use as part of the Housing Revenue Acquisition programme.

 

 

1. To authorise the private treaty acquisition at a purchase price of £250,000 for Flat 2, Clementine Court, 4 Dollis Park, N3 1HG in accordance with associated costs as mentioned in this report, and Heads of Terms to be agreed in respect of this property.

 

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Wards affected: Finchley Church End;


21/06/2019 - The acquisition of Flat 3 4a Dollis Park, London N3 1HG (Ground Floor Rear) ref: 7311    Recommendations Approved

 

 This report seeks authority for the direct purchase of Flat 3, Clementine Court, 4 Dollis Park, N3 1HG for use as part of the Housing Revenue Acquisition programme.

 

 

To authorise the private treaty acquisition at a purchase price of £250,000 for Flat 3, Clementine Court, 4 Dollis Park, N3 1HG in accordance with associated costs as mentioned in this report, and Heads of Terms to be agreed in respect of this property.

 

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Wards affected: Finchley Church End;


21/06/2019 - The acquisition of Flat 1 4a Dollis park, London, N3 1HG (Ground and First) ref: 7309    Recommendations Approved

 

This report seeks authority for the direct purchase of Flat 1, Clementine Court, 4 Dollis Park, N3 1HG for use as part of the Housing Revenue Acquisition programme.

 

 

To authorise the private treaty acquisition at a purchase price of £300,000 for Flat 1, Clementine Court, 4 Dollis Park, N3 1HG in accordance with associated costs as mentioned in this report, and Heads of Terms to be agreed in respect of this property.

 

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Wards affected: Finchley Church End;