The subject of the proposed decision is referred to in the FSC Strategic Commissioning Business Plan The decision is needed to enable the targeted provision of extra care housing as a replacement to residential care, for some, in the district. It also meets the aim of FSC being a commissioning authority as set out in Bold Steps for Kent. It directly supports 3 of the Bold Steps for Kent:
· Support the transformation of health and social care in Kent.
· Support new housing growth that is affordable, sustainable and with the appropriate infrastructure.
· Improve services for the most vulnerable people in Kent.
Financial Implications: There are no direct financial implications to the nomination agreement, however exercising nomination rights will make sure that the accommodation with care is targeted to the most appropriate clients that will benefit from the care service commissioned.
Legal Implications: In order for Legal and Democratic Services to finalise the nominations agreement and associated legal documentation, the Cabinet Member decision is required.
Equality Implications: None
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/03/2014
Decision due: Not before 3rd Mar 2014 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Reason: in order that the statutory requirements relating to the publication of decisions can be fulfilled
To seek delegated authority to the Director of Older People and People with a Physical Disability to sign the nominations agreement for an extra care scheme, subject to her being satisfied as to the detailed terms and conditions.
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Lead director: Mark Lobban
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Virginia McClane. Tel: 07568127816 e-mail: email@example.com.
This concept of extra care housing developments involving District or Borough Councils and Housing Associations, and of KCC nominating people with the appropriate level of need, has been discussed in previous Cabinet Committees, most recently at the 16 January 2014 Social Care & Public Health Cabinet Committee. This decision will be reported retrospectively to the 2 May 2014 Adult Social Care & Public Health Cabinet Committee
A full Equality Impact Assessment has been undertaken on the proposals which confirms that they can be implemented in a way that adequately takes account of the individual needs of service users.
Financial implications: Lead officer: Virginia McClane Commissioning Manager, Strategic Commissioning, Accommodation Solutions 07568127816 - firstname.lastname@example.org Lead Director: Mark Lobban, Director Strategic Commissioning, email@example.com
Legal implications: 14/00031