Issue details

Winter Funding for Home Care

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.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 17 Nov 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Health and Care

Lead director: Director for Health and Care

Department: Health and Care

Contact: Andrew Jepps Email: Tel: 01785 278557.



Public or Private Decision: Private

Service Area: Care Commissioning


Agenda items


  • Winter Funding for Home Care