Decisions

Decisions published

07/06/2021 - Infection Prevention and Control Service Commission ref: 4854    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks agreement from the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee to progress Public Health’s proposed commissioning intentions for Community Infection Prevention and Control Services.

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Decision published: 09/06/2021

Effective from: 15/06/2021

Decision:

Resolved – That

 

1)  the Director of Public Health be authorised to re-commission the Wirral Community Infection Prevention and Control Service totalling up to £2,450,000 (£350,000 per annum) for an initial five-year contract (1 April 2022 – 31 March 2027) with the option of two one-year extensions.

2)  delegated authority be given to the Director of Public Health to award the tender to the successful bidder following the tender process.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Elspeth Anwar


07/06/2021 - Adult Care and Health Commissioning Activity 2021 ref: 4853    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to notify Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee of the commissioning activity for Quarter 2 of 2021, including the re-tender of existing services and new service provision.

 

1. Mobile Nights Service – A re-commission of the Care and Support at Home Mobile

night service in September 2021. A review of the service is taking place and has the

potential to see if the new service going forward could also include Continuing Health

Care (CHC) case take up, (both mobile and sitting services) as per the current Care and Support at Home offer for daytime provision, with opportunity to achieve a standard rate. This service will be for 5 years (3 + 2 x 1 year extension) Current budget for the service is £800k per year, (funded via the Better Care Fund (BCF) so this is a key decision.

 

2. Beach Accessible Wheelchairs – This is a new service request, following Council

expressing an ambition to introduce a beach accessible wheelchair service, funding will be provided from the Adult Social Care Budget.

 

3. Early Intervention and Prevention and Carers Services – A review of the current

Early Intervention and Prevention and Carers offer, currently with a Voluntary

Community and Faith sector, Wirral Health and Wellbeing Community Interest Company (CIC). This is a joint commission with NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Public Health and Children’s and Young Person’s Department (CYPD), and in scope for the review are:

 

 Adult General Support and Opportunities for Vulnerable People

 Adult Day Opportunities for People with Eligible Needs (not including Learning Disabilities)

 Shopmobility

 Long Term Conditions Programme

 Adult Carers Health and Wellbeing Support

 Young Carers Services

 Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 Advocacy and Independent Visitor (A&IV) for Children Looked After and Children

subject to a Child Protection Plan

 Sensory service provision

 

The contract length will be determined as part of the review, working closely with Wirral Health and Care Commissioning (WHCC) (Public Health and NHS Wirral CCG) and CYPD colleagues.

 

4. Wirral Advocacy Hub - the recommission of the Independent Advocacy Service

provision, including the statutory Independent Mental Capacity Advocates (IMCA),

Independent Mental Health Advocates (IMHA), Care Act Advocacy, also non-statutory support through General Advocacy, Self-Advocacy and Peer Advocacy.

 

5. Cardigan House – a 2-year pilot of a new 8-bed Supported Living service.

All the services above affects all wards within the Borough as placement, and or access, can be made from anywhere in Wirral.

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Decision published: 09/06/2021

Effective from: 15/06/2021

Decision:

Resolved (8:1) (2 abstentions) – That:

 

1.  authorisation be given to the Director of Care and Health to proceed with the procurement for:

·  Mobile Night Service (5-year contract)

·  Beach Accessible wheelchairs (2-year contract)

·  Early Intervention and Prevention services (3-year contract)

·  Wirral Advocacy Hub (3-year contract)

·  Cardigan House (2-year contract)

 

2.  Delegated authority be given to the Director of Care and Health to award the tender to the successful bidders following the tender process.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Simpson


08/06/2021 - Active Travel Funding ref: 4856    Recommendations Approved

Report to accept funding provided by the Combined Authority for the delivery of highway schemes to support increased levels of active travel

Decision Maker: Economy Regeneration & Development Committee

Made at meeting: 08/06/2021 - Economy Regeneration & Development Committee

Decision published: 08/06/2021

Effective from: 15/06/2021

Decision:

 

Resolved (by assent) – That the Policy and Resources Committee:

 

(1)  Authorise the Director of Regeneration and Place to accept the grant funding of £1,153,380 allocated to Wirral Council by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority for the Active Travel Fund Tranche 1 and 2 Programmes and accept the Local Authority Active Travel Capability Fund Programme indicative allocation of £286,000.

(2)  Approve the proposed Active Travel Fund Tranche 1 and 2 Programmes and the Active Travel Capability Fund Programme (“the Programmes”) as set out in Appendices 1, 2 and 3 of this report.

(3)  Authorise the Director of Regeneration and Place, in consultation with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and the Chair and Spokespersons of the Economy, Regeneration and Development Committee to amend the Programmes if required having due regard to any issues that may arise during design or consultation stages of projects.

(4)  Note that the above authority and approvals are subject to the schemes at the Crescent and proposed cycle way through Wallasey and New Brighton being deferred until a consultation process has taken place.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Barnes


07/06/2021 - National Drug Treatment and Recovery Grant Funding ref: 4858    Recommendations Approved

This report provides the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee with an overview of the Government’s national grant funding programme for Drug Treatment and Recovery, and outlines proposals to utilise the funding to ensure the following three main objectives are achieved:

 

1. Reduction in drug-related deaths

2. Reduction in drug-related offending

3. Reduction in prevalence of drug use

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Decision published: 07/06/2021

Effective from: 15/06/2021

Decision:

Resolved – That

 

1)  the acceptance of the £1.4m national Drug Treatment and Recovery Grant funding be agreed.

2)  the proposals for spending the £1.4m Drug Treatment and Recovery Grant funding as set out in Appendix 2 be agreed.


07/06/2021 - Discharge to Assess (D2A) and Reablement Services' ref: 4855    Recommendations Approved

Discharge to Assess (D2A) is a pathway model for people who are clinically ready for

discharge from hospital and who no longer require an acute hospital bed, but who may still require care services including short-term, funded support. The ethos is to discharge people to remain in their own home wherever this is possible. This is the ‘Home First’ approach.  However, some people require a period of extended short-term support, assessment and therapy within a bed based D2A service before they can return to their home or to their onward care arrangements.

 

The proposal in this report is to transfer D2A bed-based service provision from the current range of services in the independent care home sector, to a single site service operated by the NHS.

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Decision published: 07/06/2021

Effective from: 15/06/2021

Decision:

Resolved – That

 

1)  the current D2A independent care home contracts held by the Council due to expire on 30 September 2021 be supported.

2)  the progression of proposals for D2A bed-based services to be commissioned by the NHS as a single site NHS offer from 1 September 2021 be supported.

3)  the proposal for up to an additional 30 community independent care home beds to be commissioned for a period of 6 months (ending on 31 March 2022) to support the transition from the current model and to support with the additional demand on the care and health system expected due to winter pressures be supported.

4)  a further report be presented to a future Committee with detail of the D2A service arrangements.

5)  In the event of capacity stresses arising in the proposed arrangements, officers be requested to report back to the Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee to advise on the steps being taken to address this.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Simpson


07/06/2021 - Fee Setting for 2021/22 (Outcome of Provider Fee Setting Engagement) ref: 4857    Recommendations Approved

The report describes the outcome of the annual engagement exercise with the Local Community Care Market for fee rates to be paid to care providers for 2021/2022.

Decision Maker: Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Made at meeting: 07/06/2021 - Adult Social Care and Public Health Committee

Decision published: 07/06/2021

Effective from: 15/06/2021

Decision:

Resolved – That

 

1)  approval be given to the rates that apply to services commissioned by Wirral Council and jointly commissioned services between Wirral Council and NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in relation to Residential and Nursing, Supported Living, Extra Care, Care and Support at home and Direct Payments, as detailed in the report.

2)  approval be given to the backdating of the rates to apply from 1 April 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julie Webster


01/06/2021 - OUTCOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMISSIONING PROCESS FOR A PREVENTATIVE AND EARLY INTERVENTION SECONDARY SCHOOL BASED COUNSELLING SERVICE ref: 4852    For Determination

On 19 November 2020, the Adult Social Care and Health Committee authorised the Director of Public Health to recommission a range of services. Given the nature of this particular service, it was agreed that this should be formally authorised by the Children, Young People and Education Committee, which took place on the 1st December 2020. The process has now concluded, the tenders received have been fully evaluated according to council procurement rules and the Director of Public Health will take the decision to award the contract to the successful bidder.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 01/06/2021

Effective from: 05/06/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED – That the Director of Public Health accepts the winning tender for the Preventative and Early Intervention Secondary School Based Counselling Service to the provider detailed in Appendix 1 to the report and approve the award of a one-year contract (with the option to extend for one year) commencing on 1st September 2021. The contract has a maximum value of £223,626.

Lead officer: Jane Harvey


01/06/2021 - OUTCOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH RE-COMMISSIONING PROCESS FOR A YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONFIDENTIAL ONLINE COUNSELLING AND ADVICE SERVICE ref: 4851    Recommendations Approved

On 19 November 2020, the Adult Social Care and Health Committee authorised the Director of Public Health to recommission a range of services. Given the nature of this particular service, it was agreed that this should be formally authorised by the Children, Young People and Education Committee, which took place on the 1st December 2020. This report provides an update on the recommissioning process and outcome. The process has concluded, the tenders received have been fully evaluated according to Council procurement rules and the Director of Public Health will take the decision to award the contract to the successful bidder.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 01/06/2021

Effective from: 05/06/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED – That the Director of Public Health accepts the winning tender for the Young People’s Confidential Online Counselling and Advice Service which has been submitted and evaluated in accordance with Wirral Council Contract Procedure rules and approves the award of a one-year contract (with the option to extend for one year) commencing on 1st September 2021. The contract term has a maximum value of £202,640.

Lead officer: Jane Harvey


01/06/2021 - OUTCOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH RE-COMMISSIONING PROCESS FOR THE STOP SMOKING SERVICE ref: 4850    Recommendations Approved


On 19th November 2020, the Adult Social Care and Health Committee authorised the Director of Public Health to recommission a Stop Smoking Service for Wirral. This report provides an update on the recommissioning process and outcome.
The process has concluded, the tenders received have been fully evaluated according to Council procurement rules and the Director of Public Health will take the decision to award the contract to the successful bidder.
The proposed actions affect all Wards within the borough and the decisions requested are key decisions.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 01/06/2021

Effective from: 05/06/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED – That the Director of Public Health accepts the winning tender for the Wirral Stop Smoking Service which has been submitted and evaluated in accordance with Wirral Council Contract Procedure rules and approve the award of a five-year contract (with the option to extend for two, one-year extensions) to the provider as detailed in Appendix 1 commencing on 1st October 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Mellor