Decision details

Adult Social Care Contracts for Placements in Care Homes - MAR18/CMDN/112

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


            The purpose of this report is to provide background information and to seek the Cabinet Member’s approval in relation to the recommendation.


This report is for the Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health to consider exercising delegated authority under paragraph 3.4.3 of Part 3 of the constitution in accordance with the terms of their portfolio at paragraph (b)




The Cabinet Member is recommended to authorise the Corporate Director for People and Communities to make residential placements in care homes until November 2018.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation set out in the report offers a flexible solution to meet the Choice Directive and maintain continuity of service provision for service users.


Alternative options considered:

            Do nothing –  There  would be significant delays  in placements being made that are required in emergency situations and potentially limit the Council’s ability to offer choice to service users as required under the Choice Directive. This option was therefore discounted on this basis.


Run a tender for every care home placement –This option was discounted as it would significantly delay placements that are often needed to be made in emergency situations .



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Publication date: 07/03/2018

Date of decision: 07/03/2018

Effective from: 13/03/2018

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