Virement from Regeneration, Housing and Planning Budget to Adult Social Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
A report by the Director of Regeneration, Housing and Planning sought the Cabinet’s approval to request the Council to make a virement from the Regeneration ,Housing and Planning budget to the Department of Adult Social Services for supported living services in Birkenhead, West Wirral and Wallasey, for the period July 2011 to March 2012. The full details of the value of the virement were listed in the appendix to the report.
The Director also recommended that a further report be provided for the Cabinet regarding the options for delivering housing related support and ongoing funding arrangements for learning disabled clients jointly funded by Adult Social Services and Regeneration Housing and Planning.
Councillor J Green raised concerns over what had happened that now meant that money had to be vired between the two Departments and he asked the Chief Internal Auditor to carry out an investigation into the situation the Council now found itself in and report back.
(1) the Cabinet approves referral to the Council for a virement of Budget from Regeneration, Housing and Planning to Adult Social Services;
(2) the Cabinet endorses the recommendation of the Director of Regeneration, Housing and Planning to conduct a review into options for delivering housing related support and ongoing funding arrangements for services for clients with learning disabilities; and
(3) the Chief Internal Auditor be asked to carry out an urgent investigation to ascertain what had happened to make virement necessary between the two Council Departments and provide a written report for the Leader of the Council, within one week, of the date of this meeting.
Report author: Strategic Director: Regeneration and Environment
Publication date: 20/03/2012
Date of decision: 15/03/2012
Decided at meeting: 15/03/2012 - Cabinet
Effective from: 28/03/2012