{meta} Decision - Additional Care Home Fees for Hospitality Charges Above Care Requirements - Steve Dixon/Francine Thorpe - Decision - 15 minutes

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Gina Reynolds, Lead Member for Adult Services, Health & Wellbeing and co-chair of the Adults Commissioning Committee, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby approve the implementation of the policy not to fund additional fees related to hospitality charges not related to care requirements that will be applicable to all commissioned health and care services in Salford.

 

The Reasons are: This will mean a consistent policy across health and care in Salford with regards to additional hospitality fees not related to care requirements. It would also mitigate the risk of inconsistency in dealing with requests individually.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

(1)  Do nothing and deal with requests on a case by case basis.

 

(2)  Salford commissioners to take further legal advice around this specific case and around overall principle going forward.       

 

Assessment of Risk has been completed in the paper by Salford CCG contract and finance team as well the Salford CCG continuing healthcare team.

         

The source of funding for commissioning is the adult’s pooled budget.

         

Legal Advice obtained is from Hempson’s commissioned by Bury CCG.

 

Financial Advice obtained by Salford CCG finance and contracts team.

         

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

 

Legal advice by Hempsons to Bury CCG.

         

Contact Officer: Phillip Kemp        Tel No:  0161 212 4989

 

The appropriate scrutiny committee to call-in the decision is the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

Signed:   GINA REYNOLDS                   Dated:          11 September 2019

 

              Lead Member Adult Services, Health & Wellbeing 

 

This decision was published on 12 September 2019.                                    

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 19 September 2019 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

Publication date: 12/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Adult Commissioning Committee

Effective from: 13/09/2019

Accompanying Documents: