39.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care seeking agreement for use of the Government’s Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund.
39.2 The Lead Member
RESOLVED to –
1) Agree that the Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund is allocated to independent care providers as outlined in the report, and;
2) delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care to take all actions necessary to give effect to the recommendation
39.3 The Council has undertaken consultation with independent care providers about the potential uses of the Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund. Information from other local authorities indicate that the Councils proposals are broadly in-line with what other Councils are proposing.
39.4 Discussion with the Chair of the Registered Care Association for East Sussex has indicated that the proposal to passport the WRRF funding to providers based on staff numbers would be met favourably by the sector.