Decision details

Personal Budgets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report seeks Cabinet approval to tender for a Personal Support Contract. This replaces the existing Contracts for Domiciliary Care and Supported living, to take account of the Transformation of Adult Social Care and the development of more personalised outcome based support. The report also seeks Cabinet authority to tender for the Residential and nursing Home Care Contract replacing the existing contract. Cabinet is asked to agree the standard price and quality premiums it is prepared to pay.  


A report by the Director of Adult Social Services sought the Cabinet’s agreement to roll out an offer of personal budgets to all eligible Wirral residents from October 2010. The matter involved a key decision, first identified in the Forward Plan dated October 2009.


RESOLVED:  That Cabinet


(1)  reaffirms its support for the principle of Personal Budgets which seek to promote greater independence, flexibility and choise in the way social care is delivered to vulnerable people;


(2)  agrees to Phase 3 roll out of personal budgets as a universal offer to new customers;


(3)  believes that there is insufficient financial information contained within the report to enable it to set a £ per point figure for the Resource Allocation System at this time; and


(4)  requests that a seminar is arranged for all Members of the Council on the Resource Allocation System so that they obtain an understanding of how it works.

Report author: John Webb

Publication date: 26/10/2010

Date of decision: 14/10/2010

Decided at meeting: 14/10/2010 - Cabinet

Effective from: 02/11/2010

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