Decision Maker: Cabinet, Executive Director Health, Wellbeing and Adults
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the Better Care Fund Plan for 2016/17.
1. That the update on health and social care integration planning in Surrey and the emerging Sustainability and Transformation Plans be noted.
2. That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director for Adults Social Care and Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Independence and the Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health, to finalise and approve the 2016/17 Surrey Better Care Fund plan from the Council’s point of view in line with the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan.
3. That the finalised 2016/17 Better Care Fund Plan should be presented to the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board for final approval on 7 April 2016.
Reasons for Decisions:
Integration of health and social care will support the provision of better outcomes to
Surrey residents and enable the council to better influence and control the source of demand for social care services.
Pursuing opportunities for further integration will help to ensure the County Council
meets its statutory duties, set out in both the Care Act 2014 and the Health and
Social Care Act 2012, for encouraging and promoting the integration of health and social care.
A specific requirement of the Better Care Fund Planning process is to secure approval of plans from the Council, the relevant CCGs and the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The deadlines and tight timescales for submission necessitate the recommendation included in this report to delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Adults Social Care and Public Health (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Independence and the Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Health) to finalise and approve the 2016/17 Surrey Better Care Fund plan on behalf of the Council before it is presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board on 7 April 2016.
[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Wellbeing and Health Scrutiny Board]
Report author: Justin Newman
Publication date: 22/03/2016
Date of decision: 22/03/2016
Decided at meeting: 22/03/2016 - Cabinet
Effective from: 01/04/2016