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People Services, MTFS Implementation Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet is requested to note the People Services MTFS Implementation Plan

Decisions:

RESOLVED:  That

 

(1)          the People Services Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) Implementation Plan be noted;

 

(2)          the selection process proceed for the Kenmore Park Neighbourhood Resource Centre (NRC) proposal and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Adults and Older People and Finance and Major Contracts, be authorised to award a contract to deliver the services;

 

(3)          further work take place to review the early intervention teams and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People, be authorised to carry out an options appraisal and any required consultation on the proposals;

 

(4)          further work take place to review delivery of Special Needs transport and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children, Schools and Young People, be authorised to carry out an options appraisal and consultation on the proposals;

 

(5)          consultation take place with service users and relevant stakeholders for the proposals for the Bridge and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People, be authorised to consider and make a decision on the proposal, having taken into account consultation results and equality implications;

 

(6)          the decommissioning of the Southdown Unit and the securing of alternative provision, including via Shared Lives Plus, be approved and the arrangement with Network Housing for use of the Southdown building be terminated;

 

(7)          consultation with the current service user of Welldon Crescent/26 Harrow View be agreed and the Corporate Director of People,following consultation with the relevant Portfolio Holder, be authorised to consider the proposal, including consultation results and equality implications, and make a decision on whether to cease use of the building for supported living accommodation; 

 

(8)          further work take place to review use of Bedford House and Roxborough Park and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Adults and Older People, be authorised to carry out further design work and consultation on the proposals and having considered the proposal, including consultation responses and equality implications, make a decision on future provision of services;

 

(9)          the proposal to move Wiseworks into the existing Local Authority Trading Company be approved and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Adults and Older People and Finance and Major Contracts, be authorised to take action to implement the decision;

 

(10)       the proposal to explore options to expand the Shared Lives Scheme in order to generate income be approved and the Corporate Director of People, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Adults and Older People and Finance and Major Contracts, be authorised to make a decision on the proposal;

 

(11)       the proposal to change the provision at Sancroft to provide reduced day care places and increase the number of dementia beds be approved;

 

(12)       the savings proposals for public health in relation to physical activity funding, health checks and the sexual health service be approved. 

 

Reason for Decision:  To ensure the efficient and sustainable delivery of statutory services to the communities of Harrow.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:  As set out in the report.

 

Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted:  None.

Report author: Chris Spencer

Publication date: 19/02/2016

Date of decision: 18/02/2016

Decided at meeting: 18/02/2016 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/02/2016

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