Decision details

Winter Funding for Home Care

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Since July 2021 there has been a growing deficit between demand and supply of home care as demand has risen and the market has faced increasing difficulty recruiting and retaining staff. This is contributing to delayed discharges from hospital. The NHS has funding available to address winter pressures and intends to fund a range of services. The NHS wishes to make a contribution of £2.5m to support home care by funding staff retention schemes. The Council will pass this on to contracted providers.


(Exemption paragraph 3)


Reasons for the Decision – To considerproposals for the use of the NHS funding available to address winter pressures by supporting home care.


Decision – That the recommendations contained in the report be agreed.


Report author: Andrew Jepps

Publication date: 18/11/2021

Date of decision: 17/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/11/2021

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