Decisions

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Decisions published

12/05/2022 - LOP&S 2223008 - Annual Post 16 Transport Policy Statement ref: 2408    Recommendations Approved

There is a statutory requirement to publish a Post 16 Transport Policy Statement by 31st May each year in accordance with the Home to School Statutory Travel and Transport Guidance published by the Government in 2014.

Decision Maker: Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills

Decision published: 18/05/2022

Effective from: 12/05/2022

Decision:

There is a statutory requirement to publish a Post 16 Transport Policy Statement by 31st May each year. Any proposed changes must also be the subject of a consultation prior to the change. The only proposed change to the policy for 2022/2023 was included in a wider consultation on home to school transport, whichtook place between 29th November 2021 and 31st January 2022. Following that consultation, it has been decided not to proceed with the proposed change to the Post 16 Policy

Therefore, there are no changes proposed to the 2022/23 Policy Statement and this will only contain updates to the names of various bus passes, which are now offered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE). These updates have been made to the draft policy and a copy is attached for information. Approval is now required to publish the policy in May 2022 in accordance with the statutory requirement

Lead officer: Kim Holdridge


10/05/2022 - CR/546/05/22 - May School Holiday Food Vouchers & Payments ref: 2407    Recommendations Approved

As part of the Spring Statement, the Chancellor made further Household Support Fund available. Doncaster Council’s share is £2,989.273.08 to cover the period from 1st April 2022 to 30th September 2022. At least one third of the allocation must be spent on vulnerable households with children, which amounts to at least a further £996,424.36. We have already provided the above to vulnerable households with children over the Easter Holidays out of this further allocation of Household Support Fund and wish to do the same for the May school holidays, the estimated cost is a further £235,495. Other parts of this initiative will be included in a key decision report but time is of the essence for the May school holidays, hence this separate Officer Decision Record progressed more urgently.

The objective is to provide further much needed support to families on the lowest incomes and in most need of support at a time when the cost of food and energy has increased significantly.

Decision Maker: Director of Corporate Resources

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 10/05/2022

Decision:

1. The provision of school holiday food vouchers during the May school holiday to children currently in school and in receipt of free school meals; and

2. An equivalent payment for the May school holiday period to non-school age children where the household is in receipt of a council tax reduction or housing benefit due to low income.

Lead officer: Julie Grant


28/04/2022 - PH 19 2022 - Doncaster Alcohol Campaign ref: 2406    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 28/04/2022

Decision:

In 2019, Doncaster Public Health undertook a Public Health England evaluation of our alcohol strategic direction and found we were lacking a specific alcohol campaign to reduce the harms of alcohol here in Doncaster.

It is estimated that Doncaster has approx. 4313 dependent drinkers and 3848 hospital admissions caused by alcohol each year. The cost to the NHS here in Doncaster due to alcohol is £17.2 million per year. Nationally alcohol specific deaths have increased by 20% between 2019 and 2020.Doncaster is also estimated to have over 12,000 people drinking at higher risk - Men who regularly drink more than 50 units a week and women more than 35 units.

Over the past two years, the number of referrals into Aspire has increased by over 200% –officially the highest increase in all of England confirmed by Public Health England.

Over the past two year’s Public Health has commissioned Rdash to deliver an alcohol campaign on a year on year basis here in Doncaster entitled RethinkYourDrink.

Rupert Suckling the Director of Public Health would now like a 3 year contract for a dedicated alcohol campaign hence going to market as over 25K over the 3 year period.

Lead officer: Dr Rupert Suckling


03/05/2022 - PH 18 2022 - Tier 3 weight management service ref: 2405    Recommendations Approved

A paper was taken to the CCG Executive Board outlining the case for the need to align the Tier 3 weight management service pathway with the Tier 4 weight management service ( currently Commissioned and funded by the Doncaster Clinical Commissioning group). This was
evidenced in a service review back in 2019 and later proposed in a paper presented by theAssistant Director of primary care and has since been approved by the Doncaster CCG Board.

Conversations have taken place both with the CCG (and the current provider) with a view to novation of the current contract using remaining BCF resources until March 2023 and then the
CCG would pick up the service as part of a block contract with the provider from 1st April 2023. This would also mean that no further procurement is required by Public Health and the service would be secured and aligned with the Tier 4 weight management service by 1st June 2022.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 03/05/2022

Decision:

To novate the contract for the Tier 3 weight management service (currently provided by Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) from Doncaster Council to Doncaster Clinical Commissioning group (or equivalent organisation) commencing from 1st June 2022 following an Executive board decision taken at Doncaster CCG in November 2021.

Lead officer: Louise Robson


27/04/2022 - PH 17 2022 - Home Goals Project 2022-23 ref: 2404    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 27/04/2022

Decision:

A decision has been taken by the Director of Public Health to award a grant to the Club Doncaster Foundation for £60k for 2022/23 to support the implementation and delivery of the ‘Home Goals’ wellbeing programme and will be paid in quarterly instalments on the receipt of satisfactory quarterly reports/monitoring and outcomes
data from the provider. Payments will be made to the sum of £15k per quarter commencing with £15k in Q1 and the recurring payments of £15k in Quarters 2,3 and 4 respectfully .

Lead officer: Louise Robson


27/04/2022 - PH 13 2022 - Annual Capital Allocation 2022/24 ref: 2403    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for full details

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 27/04/2022

Decision:

To provide ‘capital allocation’ to Doncaster Culture & Leisure Trust (DCLT) to the value of £718,200 over financial years 2022/23 and 2023/24.

To include in the Council’s Capital programme

Lead officer: Andy Maddox


20/04/2022 - PH 11 2022 - 5 to19 service ref: 2402    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 20/04/2022

Decision:

To award the contract for Public Health Services for 5 to 19 year olds to Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust commencing August 1st 2022.

Lead officer: Carrie Wardle


20/04/2022 - PH/10/2022 - Doncaster Wide Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Service ref: 2401    Recommendations Approved

See attached Officer Decision Record for details

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 13/05/2022

Effective from: 20/04/2022

Decision:

To extend the contract with RDaSH for the provision of the IPC Service for one month from the 1st to the 30th April 2022 to cover for current commissioned service that had limited scope.

To enter into the Section 76 contract with Doncaster CCG for the provision of enhanced Doncaster wide IPC services for 11 months from the 1st May 2022 to the 31st March 2023.

Lead officer: Victor Joseph


11/05/2022 - Changing Places Grant Funding Offer. ref: 2398    Awaiting Implementation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Wards affected: Edlington and Warmsworth; Norton and Askern; Rossington and Bawtry; Thorne and Moorends; Town; Wheatley Hills and Intake;

Lead officer: Debbie Hogg


11/05/2022 - The All Age Carers' Strategy for Doncaster (2022 - 2025). ref: 2399    Awaiting Implementation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Teresa Bainbridge


11/05/2022 - Doncaster Early Help Strategy 2022-2025. ref: 2397    Awaiting Implementation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephanie Douglas