Agenda and decisions

Venue: Live broadcast Microsoft Teams Meeting

Contact: Liz Wright, Senior Democratic Services Advisor  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence.


Declarations of interest.


Items for Decision (Part 1 - Open to the Public):


Shared Lives - Recommendation to insource service. pdf icon PDF 363 KB


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


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

The decision to insource Shared Lives and give permission for SCC officers to undertake necessary work to secure the Salford City Council delivery model.  To do so permission to vary the contract with Aspire by cancelling the element of the contract, including extracting the contract value of the Shared Lives service and TUPE associated staffing resource from Aspire to Salford City Council.  With the approval of addition funding in the region of £33k to cover additional costs against the Salford City Council delivery model.

The Reasons are:

Based on analysis of service delivery and as presented in the report Service Delivery Options presented at Adult Commissioning Committee September 21, council officers have worked through indicative risks and benefits for a Salford City Council delivery model against that of the current model delivered by Aspire.  Opportunities and benefits highlighted as part of the reports give evidence and rationale to insource the service and enhance the existing Shared Lives offer.

Options considered and rejected were:

Retaining the service ‘as is’ with direct delivery of the Shared Lives function as part of the block contract arrangement with Aspire.

Direct delivery by Salford City Council

Directly employed by Salford Care Organisation

Assessment of Risk:

Low risk.  Limited impact on stated objectives

The source of funding is:

Integrated Fund

Legal Advice obtained:


Financial Advice obtained:


Procurement Advice obtained:


HR Advice obtained:


Climate Change Advice obtained:



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

  • Service Delivery Options Review paper presented at Adult Commissioning Committee in September 2021
  • Shared Lives Enabling Resource – recommendation to insource 15th December 2021

(if the documents disclose exempt or confidential information, they should not be listed, but the following wording shall be inserted)

Contact Officer:        Lyndsey Daly                       

Telephone number: 0161 739 2202


(Please delete from the list below any which are not relevant.)

The appropriate scrutiny to call-in the decision is the: Health and Social Care Scrutiny Committee           



Signed:     Councillor John Merry CBE                Dated:  15.12.21                                                    

Lead Member – Adult Services, Health & Wellbeing


For Democratic Services use only


This decision was published on   15.12.21                                          

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 22.12.21 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules



Exclusion of the Public.


Items for Decision (Part 2 - Closed to the Public): No items.