Decisions

Decisions published

29/07/2022 - Family Support - Family H ref: 5073    Recommendations Approved

As detailed within the report.

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision published: 11/08/2022

Effective from: 29/07/2022

Decision:

Resolved – That the recommendations as detailed within the report be agreed.

Lead officer: Colleen Halpin, Simone White


04/08/2022 - Future Health protection service ref: 5072    Recommendations Approved

Wirral’s existing Local Outbreak Hub is funded until 30th September 2022, by the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF). 

 

This report seeks approval for the COMF grant to continue to fund the newly revised Health Protection Delivery Service for six months, from October 2022 until March 2023, when this funding stream will conclude, to ensure local resilience and continuity. The service will be evaluated throughout this period, to inform future plans.

 

The continuation of the local Heath Protection Service will contribute to the Wirral Plan Aims, in particular ‘Active and Healthy Lives’, supporting Wirral residents and communities to live safely with COVID-19 and protect the health of communities from infectious diseases and environmental hazards.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 10/08/2022

Decision:

That Wirral’s Health Protection Delivery Service be funded from October 2022 to March 2023 through the Contain Outbreak Management Fund in the sum of £342,600.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jennifer Smedley


15/07/2022 - Care Market Rate Increase ref: 5067    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval from the Director of Care and Health in respect to a proposed in-year uplift in rate, to support the current pressures within the Community Care Domiciliary Care Market from £18.47 to £20.17. The increased rate will enable providers to pay the care staff a minimum of £11 per hour to support with recruitment & retention, and support health and care system priorities. This will be funded from the Social Care Grant and market sustainability funds allocated to the Council from DHSC. This will also form part of the national cost of care exercise currently underway until October 2022, and the Council’s annual rates and fees arrangements.

 

This supports the work of the Wirral Plan 2026 in the following categories:

 

·  Safe and Pleasant Communities - Working for safe and pleasant communities where our residents feel safe and are proud to live and raise their families.

·  Active and Healthy Lives - Working to provide happy, active and healthy lives for all, with the right care, at the right time, to enable residents to live longer and healthier lives.

·  Inclusive Economy - Working for a prosperous, inclusive economy - helping businesses to thrive and creating jobs and opportunities for all

 

Decision Maker: Director of Care and Health

Decision published: 28/07/2022

Effective from: 03/08/2022

Decision:

Resolved – That an increase in the rate for the Community Care Market, Domiciliary Care from £18.47 to £20.17 on a temporary basis until 31st March 2023 be approved, at an estimated cost of £1.2m.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Molyneux


28/07/2022 - Fostering Payments ref: 5068    Recommendations Approved

The report proposes an uplift of payments made to fostering households in Wirral to support foster carers combat the cost of living rise. This increase in payments will also help with the retention of foster carers within wirral. The uplift equates to 4 payments of £150 during the current financial year (2022/23) for each of the 298 fostering households which equates to £178,000 in costs to the local authority. During this time, a review will take place of skills payments to foster carers to support recruitment and retention as well as the increase in skill sets of foster carers who will be able to care for children with higher levels of complex behaviour and who have suffered trauma history.

 

It is not a key decision.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision published: 28/07/2022

Effective from: 28/07/2022

Decision:

To Director of Children’s Services has approved an uplift for Wirral Council fostering households of £150 per three-month period for 12 months from April 2022 to March 2023, at a total cost of £178,000.

 

REASONS FOR THE DECISION

 

To support in house foster carers during this time of increased cost of living expenses when caring for children who are looked after by the Local Authority. By providing this additional financial support to carers, this will assist in retaining foster carers whom without extra support may seek to foster for Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) who pay higher allowances to foster carers. Wirral children placed with IFA’s often cost the Council more than double the in house fostering rates. This will also support the recruitment of new carers who will be made aware of the additional support the Council is providing. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Eifion Burke, Colleen Halpin, Sarah Selwood


28/07/2022 - APPROVAL TO PUBLISH PUBLIC NOTICE TO CONSULT ON CHANGES TO ARRANGEMENTS AT THE OBSERVATORY SCHOOL ref: 5071    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks approval to publish a Public Notice of the Prescribed Alteration proposal to consult on making changes at The Observatory School.

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision published: 28/07/2022

Effective from: 28/07/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sally Gibbs


28/07/2022 - Leasowe Primary School - Age Range ref: 5069    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks approval to publish a Public Notice of the Prescribed Alteration proposal to consult on altering the age range of Leasowe Primary School to establish a maintained nursery class.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision published: 28/07/2022

Effective from: 28/07/2022

Wards affected: Leasowe and Moreton East;

Lead officer: Sally Gibbs


26/07/2022 - Grassroots Football - Grant Acceptance, Virement of Council Match Funding and Pavilion Contract Award Approval ref: 5063    Recommendations Approved

The report detailed the results of two years of successful partnership development work with the football foundation.

 

Previously, a report seeking committee authorisation to develop partnerships and specific sites, to develop the Council’s grassroots football offer was taken to Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure (TCCL) committee on 23 November 2020. This approach was approved. An update report was taken to TCCL committee on 8th March 2022. The report advised that should funding be awarded, there would be a further report to TCCL committee to seek authorisation to accept the funding.

 

Decision Maker: Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee

Made at meeting: 26/07/2022 - Tourism, Communities, Culture & Leisure Committee

Decision published: 26/07/2022

Effective from: 26/07/2022

Decision:

Resolved – That the Tourism, Communities, Culture and Leisure Committee authorises the Director of Neighbourhood Services to:

 

(1) Review the grant offer letters and associated conditions attached in Appendix 1 and 2 for Wirral Tennis and Sports Centre and Woodchurch Leisure Centre and accept both grant offers from the Football Foundation.

 

(2) Vire match funding of £114,000 from an existing approved Capital Programme Budget - ‘Health & Safety - Condition Surveys’, and vire an underspend of £68,000 from ‘Wirral Tennis Centre 3G’ project to a newly established, ‘Woodchurch Leisure Centre supersize 3G pitch and pavilion’ budget.

 

(3) Award the tendered pavilion contract to Lyjon Construction Ltd, in the sum of £859,867.13 with regards to the development of the facility based within the grounds of Woodchurch Leisure Centre (part of the overall project and the procurement element for which was managed by the Council).

 

In addition it was resolved (with the approval of the Chief Executive) that,

 

(4) The Committee determined that the decisions referred to above be not subject to removal of delegation and reconsideration under Part 4 Section 4 of the Constitution because the delay likely to be caused would lead to the withdrawal of the grant offers from the Football Foundation which would seriously prejudice the interests of the Council and of the public.

 


25/07/2022 - Future Health Protection Service ref: 5064    For Determination

This report provides the Committee with an update on plans to develop a local Health Protection response for Wirral, evolving from the Local Outbreak Hub model, established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during 2020.

 

Wirral’s existing Local Outbreak Hub is funded until 30th September 2022, by the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF). The COMF grant will continue to fund the newly revised Health Protection Delivery Service for six months, from October 2022 until March 2023, when this funding stream will conclude.

 

This report seeks approval for the Core Public Health Grant to be used to fund the Health Protection Delivery Service for twelve months from April 2023 to March 2024, to ensure local resilience and continuity. The service will be evaluated throughout this period, to inform future plans.

 

 The continuation of the local Heath Protection Service will contribute to the Wirral Plan Aims, in particular ‘Active and Healthy Lives’, supporting Wirral residents and communities to live safely with COVID-19 and protect the health of communities from infectious diseases and environmental hazards.

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Decision published: 26/07/2022

Effective from: 30/07/2022

Decision:

Resolved (10:1) – That the funding of Wirral’s Health Protection Delivery Service from April 2023 to March 2024 through the core Public Health Grant in the sum of £705,756 be approved.

 

 

 

Lead officer: Jennifer Smedley