Agenda and draft minutes

Lead Member for Adult Social Care and Health - Tuesday, 6th September, 2022 11.00 am

Venue: Remote Meeting via Microsoft Teams. View directions

Contact: Belinda Trunfull  01273 335230

Items
No. Item

13.

Decisions made by the Lead Member on 18 August 2022 pdf icon PDF 12 KB

Minutes:

13.1 The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18 August 2022

14.

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:

14.1 Councillor Maynard declared a personal non prejudicial interest as the Conservative Group Leader on Rother District Council

15.

Reports

Minutes:

15.1    Copies of the reports reffered to below ae included in the minute book.

16.

Homes for Ukraine Move On Support Programme pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Report by Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Minutes:

16.1    The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Adult Social Care and Health regarding a funded programme of Move on Support for Ukrainians entering East Sussex under Homes for Ukraine and the Ukraine Family Scheme.

16.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to:

1)  approve the allocation of £1,380,325 of the Homes for Ukraine grant to provide a Move On Support Programme as set out in the report, to enable and support planned move on and reduce the risk of homelessness;

2)  to note that this work will include strategic alignment of the Homes for Ukraine programme with broader work across housing and social care partners to improve access to affordable housing in a way that promotes fairness and equity, and;

3)  delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer to approve the assurance framework to ensure conditions of grant funding are met

Reasons

16.3    The Homes for Ukraine (HfU) visa scheme has successfully enabled over 1600 Ukrainian adults and children to apply for visas to live in the UK for up to 3 years, initially with hosts in East Sussex. In order for them to settle successfully in the context of a very restricted supply of affordable housing, support will be needed in order to reduce the risk of homelessness.  The HfU grant enables local Councils to put in place support to help Ukrainian families settle in the UK, and it is recommended that approximately £1.3m of this grant is allocated for the HfU Move On Support Programme set out in this paper

17.

Independent Sector Home Care Staff Fuel Support Payment pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Report by Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Minutes:

17.1    The Director of Adult Social Care and Health considered a report regarding a fuel support payment to Independent Sector Home Care Staff.

17.2    The Lead Member RESOLVED to agree a one-off lump sum £150 gross payment to Independent Sector Home Care Provider care staff.

Reason

17.3    In recognition of the financial pressures on Independent Sector Home Care workers as a result of the rising costs of fuel, the Lead Member agreed to a one of payment being made to Independent Sector home care workers, based on staffing levels reported on the Capacity Tracker on a specified date. The decision mirrors that agreed by the Governance Committee for ESCC staff on the single status grades who are designated as a contracted car user and have undertaken business mileage since 1 April 2022.