Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday 14th August 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room, Taunton Library

Contact: Michael Bryant or Scott Wooldridge  01823 357628 Email: democraticservices@somerset.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Details of Cabinet Member interests in District, Town and Parish Councils will be displayed in the meeting room. The Statutory Register of Member’s Interests can be inspected via the Community Governance team.

3.

Minutes from the meeting held on 8th July 2019 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

4.

Public Question Time

The Chair will allow members of the public to present a petition on any matter within the Cabinet’s remit. Questions or statements about any matter on the agenda for this meeting may be taken at the time when each matter is considered.

5.

2019/20 Revenue Budget Monitoring - Quarter 1 (Month 3) Report pdf icon PDF 262 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

  1. Noted the forecast balanced budget position for the end of 2019/20
  2. Noted that £6.061m of the corporate contingency remains unallocated and this is expected to increase as management actions on service variances are confirmed
  3. Noted the delivery of £16.694m savings by Quarter 1 and the forecast delivery of £21.485m by the year end.
  4. Noted the improving financial resilience of the Council, with the level of reserves now being projected as £53.810m by the year end (comprising £35.443m of Earmarked Reserves and £18.367m of General Fund).

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

6.

Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Report Outcome pdf icon PDF 105 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

Noted the report, its findings and endorsed the actions taken by the

Director of Adults Social Services as recommended by the Ombudsman

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 

8.

Any other urgent items of business

The Chair may raise any items of urgent business.

7.

Award Contract for Care and Support Services to Shared Lives South West in Somerset pdf icon PDF 369 KB

To consider the report

 

(Appendicies 1 – 3 and 9 - confidential)

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

 

 

1.     Agreed that Appendices 01-03 & 08 be treated as exempt information and be treated in confidence, as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information.

 

2.     Approved the use of a waiver to Contract Standing Orders for the proposed contract award to Shared Lives South West

 

3.     Approved the award of a contract to Shared Lives South West, for a period of up to two years with an option to extend by a further year, to deliver care and support services across Somerset Shared Lives Schemes.

 

4.     Delegated authority to the Director of Adult Social Care and Director of Finance to negotiate and agree the commercial terms of the contract with Shared Lives South West, including as to the allocation of pension liabilities;

 

5.     Delegated authority to the Director of Adult Social Care, in consultation with the County Solicitor, to negotiate, conclude and enter into the contract with Shared Lives South West;

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report