Forward plan

Urgency Notice - extension of S75 Agreement and contract for rehabilitation beds  (01/11/2020 to 28/02/2021)

Plan items
No. Item


Authority to approve the extension of the existing Section 75 Agreement in respect of the Better Care Fund pooled budget and the award of a contract for rehabilitation beds

Decision maker:  Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision:   28 Oct 2020

Lead officer:  Tom Shakespeare

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/10/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
There was a delay this year in the publication of national guidance regarding the Better Care Fund. Such guidance informs discussions with the Brent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding the Section 75 Agreement. It was thus not clear when guidance would be issued and when it would be possible to reach agreement with the CCG. Due to the delays in the publication of national guidance, it has only just been possible to reach agreement with the CCG to allow the transfer of funding between the CCG and local authority to continue to provide the jointly agreed services, to include urgently required rehabilitation beds. This issue is particularly pressing due to the new addition of the provision of rehabiliation beds and packages of care as part of the CCG minimum contribution to the Better Care Fund, which will be provided by the Local Authority. There is a need to provide rehabilitation beds as soon as possible as the health and care system prepares for winter pressures.