To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health and the Corporate Director of Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, and to consider and endorse or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member on the proposed decision to approve a variation to the Kent Advocacy Contract to include Community Advocacy for People with a Learning Disability and delegate authority to the Corporate Director to undertake the necessary actions to implement the decision.
Ms E Hanson, Head of Strategic Commissioning, was in attendance for this item.
1. Ms Hanson introduced the item and explained the context of the current proposal to include community advocacy for people with a learning disability in the existing advocacy contract. She then responded to comments and questions from Members, as follows:-
a) the proposal to expand the contract, and the additional funding made available to accompany this, were both welcomed; and
b) in response to a question about monitoring and target outcomes, Ms Hanson undertook to circulate to the committee the performance data relating to the current advocacy contract and those proposed to be included in the new revised contract to include advocacy for people with a learning disability.
2. The Cabinet Member, Mr Gibbens, thanked Members for their comments and undertook to take account of them when taking the decision.
3. RESOLVED that the decision proposed to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, to approve a variation to the Kent advocacy contract to include community advocacy for people with a learning disability, and to delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, or other nominated officer, to undertake the necessary actions to implement the decision, be welcomed and endorsed.