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Apologies for Absence
Declarations of Interest
Antony Dixon declared an interest in item 5, as some of the funding will be going to an organisation that he works for.
Meeting held on 8 December 2015 (for confirmation)
The minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2015 were confirmed and signed by the Chair.
Integrated Assistive Technology Service
Report of the Director for Commissioning, Policy and Insight
Maria Principe, Chair said that this item has been postponed pending further information from the CCG.
Draft 2016/17 Better Care Fund Plan
Antony Dixon presented the report of the Assistant Chief Executive presenting details of draft financial elements of the 16/17 Better Care Fund (BCF) Plan for approval ahead of submission to NHS England. Antony highlighted the following:
a draft version of the plan must be submitted to NHS England by
8th February 2016, focussing on its high-level financial
(b) the financial plan for the 2016/17 BCF plan is broadly similar to that of 2015/16. Additional schemes include:
· Community Psychiatric Nurses in Neighbourhood Teams;
· Older People Independent Living Support Service;
· Older Person Home Safety and Improvement Service;
· Seven Day Services in Rapid Response and Hospital Discharge;
· CDG Assessor posts;
· Primary Carers Service;
· Information and Advice support posts;
Some of the proposed new services still need to go through some
processes before final approval, for example the 7 Day Working Task
and Finish Group;
the amount of Capital Grant allocation paid directly to the Local
Authority has not yet been confirmed;
the current total for the BCF Plan is
£26.118m, which is £0.273 over the funding available.
This shortfall could either be met by reviewing the schemes, or by
using the underspends from 2015/16;
The Sub-Committee recorded its concern about the length of time in finding out the amount of Capital Grant allocation that will be paid.
approve the draft budget for the 2016/17;
note that a further report to approve the final BCF
Plan submission will be presented to the Sub-Committee at a later
(3) agree that the shortfall in funding the 2016/17 BCF Financial Plan can be funded through the carry forward of underspends within the pooled fund from the current financial year.
Exclusion of the public
To consider excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining item in accordance with section 100a(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the basis that, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.
RESOLVED to exclude the public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining item in accordance with section 100a(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the basis that, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.
Draft 2016/17 Better Care Fund Plan - Exempt Appendix
The Sub-Committee noted the information in the exempt appendix.