Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval for the recommissioning of
Healthwatch for services commencing 1st October 2024 to 30st
1. Noted that the 2022/23 LRCV grant has been received and totals £290,662 and includes local Healthwatch funding of £119,525.
2. Authorised the Executive Director Adults and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member Public Health and Communities and the Director of Communities & Public Health to take all steps required to accept and spend the allocated funding component of the Local Reform and Community Voices grant in accordance with the grant requirements (including procuring and awarding contracts) to deliver Healthwatch services from 1 October 2024 and 30 September 2027 with provision to extend the contract by a further two years until 30 September 2029 .
3. Noted that the risk of either a reduction or loss of grant in future years will be reflected in the proposed contract.
4. Authorised the Executive Director Adults and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet Member Public Health and Communities and the Director of Communities & Public Health to invoke any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the contract(s) being awarded.
Report author: Penny Germon
Publication date: 07/03/2023
Date of decision: 07/03/2023
Decided at meeting: 07/03/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 15/03/2023