The Board considered a report of the Director of Adult Social Services on Adult Social Care Funding allocation 2018/19.
In the Spring 2017 budget, the Chancellor announced an additional £2 billion of new funding for Councils in England, over a three year period to spend on adult social care services. This was recognised as an important step towards closing the gap in Government funding for adult social care ahead of the expected publication of the Green paper on future sustainability of the sector.
The report set out details of the proposed allocations for Board approval, many of which commenced in 2017/18 and were expected to continue into 2018/19. It was reported that due to the short term nature of this additional funding, the schemes would be kept under review in respect of the outcomes and financial impact achieved.
RESOLVED: That the Board notes the contents of the report and supports the allocations as outlined in the report.