Decision details

Personal Budgets Audit: Review of Resource Allocation System

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The current RAS has to be reviewed. This work will take account of the recent audit review on the impact of the current RAS. There will be a consideration of best practice elsewhere and the effectiveness and impact of various models. This will include consideration of a costed care plan model. The model chosen must support a focus on outcomes.


The Cabinet considered the report of the Director of Adult Social Services which indicated that a robust Resource Allocation System (RAS) was critical to ensuring that Personal Budgets and self directed support was delivered within the current funding envelope and that funds were allocated in a fair and transparent way, which enabled people to meet their eligible needs. A report was presented to Cabinet on 4 November 2010 seeking a Cabinet decision on the Resource Allocation System (RAS) to support the roll-out of Personal Budgets which was agreed by Cabinet at its meeting of 14 October 2010.


Councillor C.Jones, Cabinet Member Adult Social Care and Public Health introduced the report which indicated that in relation to the progress of the review undertaken in relation to the RAS as identified in the Personal Budgets Audit. It recommended that alternative models were explored.




That the Director of Adult Social Services be requested to explore alternative models of RAS and report back on a recommended model for agreement in August 2013 ready for implementation from September 2013.

Report author: Director of Adult Social Services

Publication date: 28/03/2013

Date of decision: 14/03/2013

Decided at meeting: 14/03/2013 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/04/2013

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