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13/02/2019 - Improving Support for Older People with High Care Needs to Leave Hospital ref: 2226    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

15.1

The Executive Director, People Services, submitted a report describing the proposed model for assessment beds that will enable older people with high care needs to leave hospital and provide a safe setting to arrange longer-term support.

 

 

15.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

approves the procurement of the Assessment Beds as outlined in the report;

 

 

 

 

(b)

delegates the decision for whole contract award to the Director of Adult Services, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services, the Director of Legal and Governance and the Clinical Commissioning Group Chief Nurse, in line with the report; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

where no such authority exists, delegates such authority to the Director of Adult Services, in consultation with the Director of Finance and Commercial Services, to carry out such actions in order to meet the aims and objectives of the report.

 

 

 

15.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

15.3.1

This is the preferred option as it offers:-

 

  • A more integrated commissioning approach
  • Builds on lessons learned from the pilot approach
  • Is cost effective
  • Supports a system wide approach to making hospital discharges and preventing hospital admissions
  • Has more chance of securing preferred providers
  • Offers individuals an opportunity to go home if possible
  • Reduces delays in hospital and prevents people from decompensating or becoming less able whilst in hospital

·         Ensures conversations with people about their long term future are done at the most appropriate time

 

 

15.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

15.4.1

An options appraisal was undertaken which considered the following alternatives:-

 

Revert back to the previous arrangements for hospital discharge: This would have a significant negative effect on the Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) position and would prevent the benefits of the pilot from being realised. This would mean less people being able to return home.  The hospital avoidance element to these beds would also be lost.

 

Continue with pilot in the current format:  The benefits of the pilot would be realised, however, additional improvements would not be realised.  The continuation of the current service would also be more expensive to both the Council and Clinical Commissioning Group.

 

 

15.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

15.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

15.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director, People Services

 

 

15.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Healthier Communities and Adult Social Care

 


13/02/2019 - Lease of Stocksbridge Leisure Centre ref: 2229    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Renew and extend current lease. Same terms and conditions

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

13.1

The Executive Director, Place, submitted a report to seek approval of Cabinet, acting as the Trustees of the Oxley Park Trust, to accept the surrender of the existing lease of Stocksbridge Leisure Centre and the grant of a new 30 year lease on the same terms and conditions (save for the Turnover Rent provisions) to 4SLC (For Stocksbridge Leisure Centre, Registered Charity No. 1153527).

 

 

13.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet,  acting for the Council as the Trustees of the Oxley Park Charity in accordance with the powers given to the Council as Trustee under the provisions contained in the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996:-

 

 

 

(a)

accepts the surrender of the existing lease of the Stocksbridge Leisure Centre to 4SLC dated 13 July 2015 and the re-grant of new lease to 4SLC for a term of 30 years commencing on the day immediately following the date of surrender of the existing lease and on the same material terms and conditions as the existing lease (save for the provisions relating to the Turnover Rent) and in accordance with the terms of this Report and the Surveyor’s Report attached in accordance with Section 119(1) of the Charities Act 2011;

 

 

 

 

(b)

delegates authority to the Chief Property Officer, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance, to draft and complete all the necessary legal documents in accordance with the agreed terms and those required by the Charity Commission to effect the surrender and re-grant of the lease; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

delegates authority to the Chief Property Officer to give notice in accordance with Section 121 of the Charities Act 2011 in order to notify people in the beneficial area of the proposed transaction with 4SLC.

 

 

 

13.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

13.3.1

The proposal to accept a surrender and grant a new lease:

 

  • enables grant funding bids to continue to be made by 4SLC to repair, maintain and improve the Pavilion
  • ensures that a valuable asset is retained for use by the local community
  • supports the charitable objects of the Oxley Park Trust and 4SLC.

 

 

13.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

13.4.1

Not to grant the new lease:

This has been discarded by officers’ as unless 4SLC, as the only provider interested in the site, continue to use and manage the Centre it will need to be demolished. This would result in the loss of a valuable asset used by the local community and involve a cost to the Trustees of Oxley Park, or ultimately, the City Council.

 

 

13.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

13.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

13.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

13.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Lead officer: Paul Billington


13/02/2019 - Fostering Stability Sheffield's Staying Put Caring Policy for Care Leavers ref: 2228    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The report asks for Cabinet to endorse the reviewed Staying Put Policy for young people leaving care.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

14.1

The Executive Director, People Services submitted a report requesting Cabinet to endorse the revised Staying Put Caring Policy for young people leaving care: entitled ‘Fostering Stability: Sheffield’s Staying Put Caring Policy for Care Leavers.’

 

 

14.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet approves and endorses the publication of Fostering Stability: Sheffield’s Staying Put Caring Policy for Care Leavers.

 

 

14.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

14.3.1

Supporting the recommendations in the report will ensure that the local authority meets its Statutory Duty to publish a policy for Staying Put that provides clarity to both young people and carers.

 

 

14.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

14.4.1

There is a statutory duty to provide a policy for Staying Put. This revision provides consistency and clarity for young people and carers and promotes access to Staying Put Caring arrangements.

 

 

14.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

14.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Jayne Ludlam, Executive Director, People Services

 

 

14.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Children, Young People and Family Support

 

Lead officer: Kate Fletcher


13/02/2019 - West Bar Square Potential Investment Partner ref: 2227    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval to the City Council entering into an agreement with a major financial institution which would deliver new investment into the West Bar Square development.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

16.1

The Executive Director, Place, submitted a report to seek approval to the City Council entering into an agreement with a major financial institution which would deliver over £150 million of new investment into the West Bar Square development in the City Centre.

 

 

16.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

notes the Executive Director, Resources, advice in the Financial Implications contained in section 5.2 and in the closed Part 2 to the report;

 

 

 

 

(b)

approves the proposals set out in the report and the terms of the proposed agreement as explained in the closed Part 2 to the report;

 

 

 

 

(c)

delegates authority to the Executive Director, Place, in consultation with the Executive Director, Resources and the Director of Legal and Governance, to agree the terms of the agreement and the terms of any other documentation required; and

 

 

 

 

(d)

delegates authority to the Director of Legal and Governance to complete such legal documentation as she considers necessary or appropriate on such terms as she may agree to give effect to the proposals set out in the report and generally to protect the Council’s interests.

 

 

 

16.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

16.3.1

The proposed agreement with Legal and General and Urbo outlined in the report will secure over £150 million of new investment into the City Centre. This will deliver a substantial first phase of development at West Bar Square totalling 200,000 sq ft of new Grade A offices, 345 private rented apartments, a multi storey car park and new high quality public realm.

 

 

16.3.2

This represents a massive sign of confidence in the future of the city and will generate major economic, environmental and social benefits as well as new business rates and Council Tax receipts to the Council.

 

 

16.3.3

Based on evidence from other cities where Legal and General are investing on a similar basis, it is considered likely that the Council agreeing to enter into the proposed agreement will stimulate further substantial investment by Legal and General in future years.

 

 

16.3.4

The proposals are commercially sensible for the Council and comply with statutory obligations.

 

 

16.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

16.4.1

The Council could simply do nothing to try to bring this development forward and leave it entirely to Urbo to negotiate development finance. It is quite possible that the market is strong enough to support this and the scheme would still be delivered over time. However, there is no doubt that this would take considerably longer to achieve than what is being proposed.

 

 

16.4.2

If this approach were to be taken, then the significant economic, environmental and social benefits to the city set out in the report would take longer to materialise. The same would apply to the financial benefits accruing to the Council from new business rates and Council Tax.

 

 

16.4.3

As described briefly in paragraph 5.3.5 of the report, it might be possible to negotiate similar lease terms with an alternative investor on a standalone office building. However, if this was to be done, it is highly unlikely that the wider development would be brought forward at the same time. As with the do nothing option, this would result in delays to the delivery of the wider benefits.

 

 

16.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

16.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

16.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

16.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing

 

Lead officer: Neil Jones


13/02/2019 - Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2018/19 Month 9 ref: 2231    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This report provides the Month 9 monitoring statement on the City Council’s Revenue Budget and Capital Programme for 2018/19.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

11.1

The Executive Director, Resources submitted a report providing the Quarter 3 monitoring statement on the City Council’s Revenue and Capital Budget for 2018/19.

 

 

11.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

note the updated information and management actions provided by this report and attached appendices on the 2018/19 Revenue Budget Outturn;

 

 

 

 

(b)

in relation to the Capital Programme, note the forecast Outturn position described in Appendix 6 of the report and the impact of recent announcement regarding School Expansion Funding at paragraphs 14-15 of the report; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

note the Mid-Year Treasury review in Appendix 7 of the report.

 

 

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

11.3.1

To record formally changes to the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme.

 

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

11.4.1

A number of alternative courses of action are considered as part of the process undertaken by Officers before decisions are recommended to Members.  The recommendations made to Members represent what Officers believe to be the best options available to the Council, in line with Council priorities, given the constraints on funding and the use to which funding is put within the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme.

 

 

11.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources

 

 

11.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

Lead officer: David Phillips


13/02/2019 - Month 9 Capital Approvals ref: 2230    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This report provides details of the additions and variations to the Capital Programme for approval by Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

12.1

The Executive Director, Resources submitted a report providing details of proposed changes to the Capital Programme as brought forward in Month 9 2018/19.

 

 

12.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

approves the proposed additions and variations to the Capital Programme listed in Appendix 1 of the report, including the procurement strategies and delegates authority to the Director of Finance and Commercial Services or nominated Officer, as appropriate, to award the necessary contract;

 

 

 

 

(b)

approves the acceptance of accountable body status of the grant funding detailed at Appendix 2 of the report; and

 

 

 

 

(c)

gives authorisation to provide grants to third parties as detailed in Appendix 2a of the report.

 

 

 

12.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

12.3.1

The proposed changes to the Capital Programme will improve the services to the people of Sheffield.

 

 

12.3.2

To formally record changes to the Capital Programme and gain Member approval for changes in line with Financial Regulations and to reset the Capital Programme in line with latest information.

 

 

12.3.3

Obtain the relevant delegations to allow projects to proceed.

 

 

12.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

12.4.1

A number of alternative courses of action are considered as part of the process undertaken by Officers before decisions are recommended to Members. The recommendations made to Members represent what Officers believe to be the best options available to the Council, in line with Council priorities, given the constraints on funding and the use to which funding is put within the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme.

 

 

12.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

12.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

12.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources

 

 

12.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

Lead officer: Damian Watkinson


05/02/2019 - Consultation on Developing and Growing Integrated Resource Provision ref: 2224    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consult with stakeholders on how we should further develop and grow our offer of local mainstream-based specialist education provision for Children and Young People with SEND in Sheffield.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision published: 19/02/2019

Effective from: 23/02/2019

Decision:

To consult with stakeholders on how we should further develop and grow our offer of local mainstream-based specialist education provision for Children and Young People with SEND in Sheffield.

 

Lead officer: Joel Hardwick


04/02/2019 - Contract for the Provision of Maintenance and Emergency Operational Services for Movable Flood Defence Assets in the Lower Don Valley ref: 2237    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve the ongoing negotiations and principle of a direct award of a contract to Amey LG Limited to provide services in respect of our flood defences in the Lower Don Valley area. The services will include flood defence inspection, testing, maintenance and emergency operational services. The City Council are also seeking to approve delegations in respect of the final terms and award of the contract. The report will also give an overview of the need to efficiently maintain the flood defences that the Council has built to assist in the prevention of flooding in the area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision published: 18/02/2019

Effective from: 23/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Transport and Development:-

 

(i) approves in principle a direct award of a contract for services, along with ongoing negotiations with Amey LG Limited to provide services of inspection, testing, annual maintenance and emergency operation of the moveable flood defences in the Lower Don Valley, subject to agreeing suitable terms;

 

(ii) delegates authority to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain,in consultation with the Director ofLegal and Governance,  to agree the finalise terms of the contract to provide the services, detailed in the report, with Amey LG Limited;

 

(iii) delegates authority to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain,in consultation with the Director ofLegal and Governance,to award the contract to Amey LG Limited, once suitable terms have been agreed; and

 

(iv) delegates authority to the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain,in consultation with the Director ofLegal and Governance, to take such steps as they deem appropriate to achieve the outcomes set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: James Fletcher