Agenda and minutes

Health & Wellbeing Board (Better Care Fund) Sub-Committee - Friday, 23rd September, 2022 1.00 pm

Venue: Fred Perry House, 1st Floor, Conference Room 2

Contact: Georgia Latham  (0161 474 3229)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 111 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 November 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 8 November 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Better Care Fund Financial Planning 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 287 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Finance Office (CCG) and Deputy Chief Executive (S151 Officer).

 

The report provides the Better Care Fund (BCF) financial plan for 2022-23.

 

The Board are recommended to approve the BCF 2022-23 Financial Planning.

 

Officer contact: Paul Graham on 0161 474 4674 or email: paul.graham@stockport.gov.uk  and Alison Johnson by email: alison.johnson4@nhs.net

 

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Minutes:

A representative of the Deputy Chief Executive and Section 151 Officer, Stockport Council submitted a joint report with the Chief Finance Officer, Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (copies of which had been circulated) regarding the Better Care Fund (BCF) financial planning for 2022/23.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:-

 

·         That the pandemic had accelerated the approach to the spending review which had given the opportunity to think about investment in a way that would make the greatest impact.

·         That there were opportunities through collaborative working, One Stockport and the Integrated Care System to review how these spends were being made.

·         It was queried why too many patients were being discharged through pathway 2.

·         In response, Board members were advised that the answer lay in why the Better Care Fund had been brought into fruition to support people to get home through the home first ethos that had been emphasised in the One Stockport Health and Care Plan. In respect of why too many patients were being discharged through pathway 2, this was the result of a wide variety of reasons including the culture of clinicians which were sometimes more cautious and may use a bed if it was available when a patient could perhaps go home, the patient and patient family’s choice and preference for a bed and on rare occasion the finite number of care packages. However, the home first ethos was being encouraged as much as possible recognising that home care was the more desirable option.

·         It was queried how many children in the borough were classed as unpaid carers.

·         In response it was stated that the difficulty was identifying children that were young carers in order to then link them with the support available. The figures from the 2011 Joint Needs Assessment quoted 2115 carers under the age of 25 in the borough.

 

RESOLVED – That the Better Care Fund 2022/23 Financial Planning be approved.

 

Councillor Wendy Meikle joined the meeting during the consideration of this item.

4.

Better Care Fund Financial Performance Q1 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To consider a report of the Chief Finance Office (CCG) and Deputy Chief Executive (S151 Officer).

 

The report provides an update on the financial performance of the Better Care Fund (BCF) as at 30 June 2022 (Quarter 1).

 

The Board are recommended to note the finance performance of the BCF as at 30 June 2022 (Quarter 1).

 

Officer contact: Paul Graham on 0161 474 4674 or email: paul.graham@stockport.gov.uk and Alison Johnson by email: alison.johnson4@nhs.net

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A representative of the Borough Treasurer (Stockport Council) submitted a joint report with the Chief Finance Officer, Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (copies of which had been circulated) which provided an update on the financial performance of the Better Care Fund (BCF)

as at 30 June 2022 (Quarter 1).

 

Members thanked officers for a comprehensive report and welcomed the plans for the use of any residual funding.

 

RESOLVED – That the financial performance of the Better Care Fund as at 30 June 2022 (Quarter 1) be noted.