Decision details

AHWB.035.2021 Funding for Three Temporary Posts in Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision Maker: Director of Improvement Adults, Health and Wellbeing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Adults, Health and Wellbeing (AHWB) directorate vision is for people in Doncaster to live in the place they call home with the people and things that they love, in communities where they look out for one another, doing the things that matter to them. To help us achieve this vision, we need to invest in developing practice to ensure our ways of working adhere to national legislation, policy and best practice, and are shaped by local people with lived experience of seeking and drawing on support.

The Practice Development Team is an important resource with a wide remit, including shaping the vision and purpose of the directorate, ensuring our vision is at the heart of all we do, developing an authentic approach to coproduction, and supporting AHWB staff by developing clear principles and practice guidance, offering ongoing support to embed and develop the new Mosaic case management system and removing as much bureaucracy as possible to make things better for us and better for the people we serve.

It is particularly relevant that a proportion of the reserve earmarked for transformational projects in Social Care is earmarked for this purpose, as the team will play a key role in ensuring improved experience and outcomes for people in Doncaster and increased morale and job satisfaction for our own staff, which will in turn have a positive impact on our budget.


To agree the funding for three temporary posts in Adults, Health and Wellbeing from the transformational projects in Social Care earmarked reserve:
• 1 x Strategic Lead for Practice Development – Grade 12 – FTE – Temporary until 31 March 2023
• 2 x Subject Matter Experts – Grade 9 – FTE – Temporary until 31 March 2022

Alternative options considered:


Not funding these posts will delay successful embedding of improved practice after Mosaic implementation and will significantly affect the Council’s ability both to improve outcomes and value for money. The latter will result in greater funding pressures because of an insufficient shift into prevention. It will also affect savings programmes based on new practice approaches that lessen reliance on traditional services.

Publication date: 13/10/2021

Date of decision: 27/07/2021

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