{meta} Decision - Charging Assessment Team Capacity within the Welfare Rights and Debt Advice Service (WRADAS)

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


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 City Council Constitution, do hereby:

Approve the investment of £110,035.87 per annum for a 24 month period for Salford City Council’s Charging Assessment Team.


The reasons are:


To ensure Salford City Council is able to meet the demands to deliver timely and high quality statutory Care Act (2014) Adult Social Care Financial Assessments.


Options considered and rejected were:

1)    Do nothing.

2)    6 month and 12 month investment options


Assessment of risk: Medium – impact on undertaking statutory duties under the Care Act 2014.


The source of funding is: Adults Integrated Fund Budget


Legal advice obtained: Not applicable


Financial advice obtained: Salford City Council, Adult Social Care Finance lead.


Procurement advice obtained: Not applicable


HR advice obtained: Salford City Council, HR lead


Climate change advice obtained: Included as part of existing service.


Contact Officer:       Catherine Connors                     Tel no: 0161 793 2442          


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


Signed: Councillor Gina Reynolds                    Dated:13th January 2021   Lead Member Adult Services Health and Wellbeing



This decision was published on 14th January 2021


Unless it is called-in in accordance with the decision-making process rules, this decision will come into force at 4:00pm on 21st January 2021.

Publication date: 14/01/2021

Date of decision: 13/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Adult Commissioning Committee

Effective from: 22/01/2021

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