Issue - meetings
Shared Lives Commission
Jayne Marshall, Lead Commissioner, Community Care Market presented the report of the Director of Adults' Care & Health & Strategic Commissioning which provided a summary of the outcome of the review of the Shared Lives Model on Wirral and requested a review of the current fee model. The report included an officer recommendation for future service delivery. The service was ambitious to grow over the following 18 months to include day care and increase short breaks for carers, on the basis of an in-house team co-ordinating external providers. Any new service would have a regulation framework and be Care Quality Committee (CQC) registered.
Members asked questions which established:
· That there was an aim to grow day care services to older people and those with dementia.
· The aim was to double staff numbers over the 18 months.
· Shared Lives carers were to have access to Council organisational development facilities and services as if they were employees.
(1) approval to develop In House Shared Lives Model with a complimentary framework of external providers to support growth in the in -house service be authorised;
(2) a further, future report to Committee be approved, to provide detail on the developed option with a request for a decision to proceed with the new service model during financial year 2022/2023;
(3) the review of the current banded fee model to an alternative model as part of the annual rates and fees negotiations be supported.