Issue details

19/00011 - Partnership Arrangements for the Provision of Mental Health and Social Care in Kent

Proposed decision: Approval for new a legal framework to support the partnership arrangements between Kent County Council (KCC) and Kent and Medway NHS Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) for the provision of mental health and social care services in Kent; specifically, approval for KCC to terminate the existing KCC and KMPT S75 Agreement (based on mutually agreed termination between KCC and KMPT) and approval for KCC to enter into an Alliance Agreement with KMPT.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: For Determination

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/01/2019

Decision due: Not before 19th Feb 2019 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Penny Southern

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Cheryl Fenton, Assistant Director Mental Health Tel: 03000 415310 Email: cheryl.fenton@kent.gov.uk.

Consultees

This matter was discussed at the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 28 September 2018. The proposed decision will be discussed at the Adult Social Care Cabinet Committee on 12 March 2019.

Financial implications: None.

Legal implications: The legal framework underpinning arrangements between KCC and KMPT for the delivery of mental health and social care services in Kent will change. The existing S75 Agreement between KCC and KMPT and all subsequent addendum letters relating to the S75 Agreement will be terminated. KCC and KMPT will therefore no longer operate under the legal framework of a S75 Agreement. A new alliance agreement will be entered into by KCC and KMPT to provide a legally binding framework for the new partnership arrangements.

Equalities implications: None.