Agenda and draft minutes

11am or the conclusion of the Governance Committee, whichever is the later., Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health - Tuesday, 9th November, 2021 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Harvey Winder, Democratic Services Officer  01273 481796

Items
No. Item

27.

Decisions made by the Lead Member on 21 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Minutes:

27.1     The minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2021 were agreed as a correct record.

28.

Disclosure of interests

Disclosure by all Members present of personal interests in matters on the agenda, the nature of any interest and whether the Members regard the interest as prejudicial under the terms of the Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

28.1     Councillor Carl Maynard declared a personal interest in item 4, in that he is a member of Rother District Council, but he did not consider this to be prejudicial.

 

28.2     Councillor Johnny Denis declared a personal interest in item 4, in that he is a member of Lewes District Council, but he did not consider this to be prejudicial.

 

28.3     Councillor John Ungar declared a personal interest in item 4, in that a family member is an employee of Eastbourne Borough Council, but he did not consider this to be prejudicial.

 

29.

Reports

Minutes:

29.1     Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.

 

30.

Household Support Fund pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Minutes:

30.1     The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care which set out the County Council’s allocation from the Household Support Fund and the development of schemes to distribute grant funding.

 

DECISIONS

 

30.2     The Lead Member RESOLVED to approve the proposed use of a proportion of the Household Support Fund and to delegate to the Director of Adult Social Care authority to implement the scheme.

 

Reasons

 

30.3     The Fund provides an opportunity to support East Sussex families and individuals who are experiencing financial challenges.  The creation of a multi-faceted scheme working with VCSE organisations and District and Borough Councils allows the Council to support residents in a targeted manner, supporting residents not in contact with statutory agencies and the discretionary element creates an additional safety net for residents who may not already receiving support.

30.4     The timetable for implementation necessitates broad delegation to be provided to the Director of Adult Social Care to finalise, implement and adjust the scheme as necessary.