Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The paper outlines a range of options to ensure continuity of care and support; whilst ensuring the Council can fulfil its statutory responsibilities under the Care Act 2014


Cabinet received a report which sought approval for a package of support for a transition period to stabilise the provider market during the Covid-19 pandemic. The implementation of this transition period would allow for some stabilisation within the care market and minimise the risk of provider failure.  It would also provide the Local Authority with time to analyse the longer-term impact of Covid 19 on demand for care and support services and would enable the Council to prepare for a comprehensive commissioning exercise. The request was considered in confidential session as it contained information relating to financial or business affairs.




1.                  That a package of support for a transition period, as outlined within the confidential appendix, be agreed to stabilise the provider market during the Covid-19 pandemic; and


2.                  That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Adults & Health and the s151 Officer to finalise the details of the support package.

Details of any conflict of interest declared: None.

Contact: Gill Quinton, Corporate Director Adults & Health Email:

Report author: Tracey Ironmonger

Publication date: 30/03/2021

Date of decision: 30/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/04/2021

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