Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 11th May, 2020 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Virtual Meeting which can be viewed through https://rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  Email: governance@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

 

Any Member participating  ...  view the full agenda text for item 1.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest at the meeting.

2.

Questions from Members of the Public

 

To receive questions from members of the public who wish to ask a general question in respect of matters within the Council’s area of responsibility or influence.

 

As the Cabinet will be meeting virtually in accordance with the provisions of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown regulations, members of the public should  ...  view the full agenda text for item 2.

Minutes:

As the Cabinet met virtually in accordance with the provisions of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown regulations, members of the public were invited to email questions that would be read by an officer for the relevant Cabinet Member to answer.

 

Two questions were received from Mr Rodgers in advance of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

There are no items of business requiring the exclusion of the press or public from the meeting.

 

Minutes:

The Chair reported that there were no items of business on the agenda that would require the exclusion of the press and public from the meeting.

4.

Update on the Council Response to the COVID-19 Emergency pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the COVID-19 management and control arrangements that are in place be noted.

 

2.    That the COVID-19 workstreams and the action being taken be noted.

 

3.    That feedback be provided in relation to the workstreams and current actions.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report submitted for information which detailed the way in which the Council had responded to the Covid-19 emergency since March 2020.

 

The report detailed specific workstreams which had supported the Council’s response to the pandemic, with a focus on the way in which decision making  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Financial Support for Older Peoples Residential Care Homes during the Covid-19 Pandemic pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    It is recommended that Cabinet support Option 1 Cash Grants and approve:

 

                      i.        Advance additional payments of £15k to each Older Peoples’ Care Home in Rotherham (a total cost of £495k)

 

                    ii.        The provision of a  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which detailed the duties outlined in the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s letter with a specific focus on care Homes for Older People covering both residential and nursing provision.

 

It was reported that there are 34 Care Homes for Older People  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Financial Support for Learning Disability Day Opportunity Providers during the Covid-19 Pandemic pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet approves:

 

1.    The adoption of the approach for each type of service as described in Option 1 with a total estimated cost of £970.1k

 

2.    That the position be reviewed after 12 weeks from 1  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which had a specific focus on the Adult Care Directorate’s second largest area of spend after Older People, with a gross budget of circa £31.6m per annum on supporting people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism, in the light of a letter from the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

To receive a report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board in respect of the above items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 7 May 2020.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the circulated report, the contents of which were included as part of the relevant items and the details included accordingly.