{meta} Decision - Proposal to further enhance the benefits of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

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 John Merry, in exercise of the powers contained within the City Council Constitution do hereby approve:

 

  • the allocation of circa £294k per annum from Salford City Council’s Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) allocation to go towards additional staffing within the service to further maximise the benefit of the DFG

 

  • the use of discretionary powers to apply an increase of £50k to the overall contribution the Council makes to the DFG, lifting the maximum contribution of the Council to £80k.

 

The Reasons are:

 

This approval will support the proposal to further enhance the benefits of the DFG.

 

Options considered and rejected were:

 

Not to implement the changes.

 

Assessment of Risk:

 

 

Risk

Likelihood

Impact

1.

Waiting list pressure due to having insufficient staffing

High

High

2.

Loss of DFG underspend due to insufficient staffing allowing the council to spend the grant

Medium

High

3.

Reduction in future DFG allocation due to reduction in spend because of the risks outlined in 1 and 2

Medium

High

4.

Pressure on the current staff team resulting in low morale and a negative impact on staff health and wellbeing

High

High

5.

Individuals require additional support from other areas across the wider system resulting in further collective spend per case.

High

High

 

The source of funding is:

 

Salford City Council’s Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG)

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes

 

Financial Advice obtained: Yes

 

Procurement Advice obtained:

N/A

 

HR Advice obtained:

N/A

 

Climate Change Advice obtained:

N/A

 

 

Contact Officer:        Paul Wash                            

Telephone number: 0161 212 4844

 

 

-           This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

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

 

 

Signed:  J D Merry                                    Dated:  18 November 2021

              Deputy City Mayor and

              Lead Member

 

For Democratic Services use only

 

This decision was published on 18 November 2021                                              

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 25 November 2021                                             unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.

 

 

 

Publication date: 18/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing Lead Member Briefing

Effective from: 26/11/2021

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