Decision details

Better Lives Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report to consider the Better Lives programme approach and objectives, and the investment priorities for the Improved Better Care Fund (IBCF)




1.       Agreed to continue to deliver the Better Lives programme in line with the current structure, activities and priorities, including the planned investment of Improved Better Care Fund money based on the priority areas indicated in Appendix A (Section 2.3).

2.       Agreed to seek further support from a delivery partner to work alongside the Council programme team during 2018/19 (as set out in Section 6.0 in Appendix A). The recommended procurement approach is to call off a framework agreement for a 12 month contract, with an agreed maximum spend during that period of £1 million, which can be drawn down as required based on the current performance of the programme (which will be monitored monthly).

3.       Approved the increased home care rate at a cost £396k in 2017/18 and provisional cost of £390k for 2018/19, until the current home care model and contract is re-commissioned later in 2018.

4.       Noted that changes to the current homecare and residential commissioning models are underway to achieve the above aims. More detailed reports on these changes will come to Cabinet in June and July 2018.

Report author: Terry Dafter

Publication date: 03/04/2018

Date of decision: 03/04/2018

Decided at meeting: 03/04/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/04/2018

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