Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday 1st April, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Remote

Contact: Ruth Harrison  Democratic Services Manager

Media

Items
No. Item

113.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

No apologies for absence were received.

 

114.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested at a meeting where a disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest arises, which is not already included in their Register of Members' Interests, todeclare any interests that relate to an item on the agenda.

 

Where a Member discloses a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, he/she must withdraw from the meeting room by switching their camera and microphone off during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest, except where he/she is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of a dispensation.

 

Where a Member discloses a personal interest he/she must seek advice from the Monitoring Officer or staff member representing the Monitoring Officer to determine whether the Member should withdraw from the meeting room, including from the public gallery, during the whole consideration of any item of business in which he/she has an interest or whether the Member can remain in the meeting or remain in the meeting and vote on the relevant decision.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests were received.

 

 

115.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2021.

Minutes:

Decision Made:

 

That the Minutes of the Meeting held on 4 March 2021 be approved as a correct record.

 

116.

Strategic Integrated Care Partnership and Governance pdf icon PDF 415 KB

Report of the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Chief Executive that detailed an update on the proposed arrangements for the next phase of development of the place-based approach to Integrated Health and Care in Sefton, referred to as an Integrated Care Partnership

 

Decisions Made:    That:

 

(1)           the progress made to date by the Council and its Partners in establishing the Integrated Care Partnership be noted;

 

(2)           the leadership and support systems to deliver the changes be agreed and that the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Health be designated as Place Lead, be agreed; and

 

(3)           regular progress reports be presented to the Health and Well Being Board and Cabinet with any Key Decisions escalated as required, be agreed.

 

Reasons for the Decisions:

 

Proposed legislative changes once enacted will require new arrangements to be put in place. The report sets out the infrastructure needed to achieve this.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Proposed legislative changes once enacted will require new arrangements to be put in place and so doing nothing is not an option.

 

 

117.

Cheshire and Merseyside Health Care Partnership Draft Memorandum of Understanding pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Report of the Executive Director Adult Social Care and Health.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director Adult Social Care and Health in relation to the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

 

Decisions Made:    That:

 

(1)           the latest version of the Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be welcomed and noted;

 

(2)     the joint letter of the Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, as detailed in appendix 3 to the report be noted, and also noted that further revisions may be made; and

 

(3)    delegated authority be granted to the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing to sign off the final version of the Memorandum of Understanding, be approved.

 

Reason for the Decisions:

 

Support the implementation of the Governance of the Memorandum of Understanding for the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care System.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Proposed legislative changes once enacted will require new arrangements to be put in place and so doing nothing is not an option.

 

 

118.

Southport Town Deal – Heads of Terms pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Report of the Executive Director (Place).

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the report of the Executive Director (Place) in relation to the Southport Town Deal, and the Town Investment Plan which was submitted to Government at the end of October 2020.

 

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills, Councillor Atkinson welcomed the report and referred to the hard work undertaken by the Town Deal Board and Officers in being offered a Town Deal of up to the value of 37.5m and stated that the higher funding offer was in recognition of the case that Southport had made for the regional and national significance of its proposals.  Councillor Atkinson thanked the Town Deal Board, Officers and Members for all their hard work.

 

Decisions Made:    That:

 

(1)          the finalisation of the non-binding Heads of Terms, as accountable body for the Town Deal, be approved;

 

(2)          delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills to agree the Heads of Terms once finalised by the Town Deal Board;

 

(3)          the time scales and next steps for project confirmation and business case development, be noted;

 

(4)          the business case development for the projects be delegated to the Executive Director (Place), in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Skills; and

 

(5)           it be noted that business case approval for each of the projects taken forward will be brought for Cabinet and Council approval on a project-by-project basis, in accordance with the Councils Financial Procedure Rules.

 

Reasons for the Decisions:

 

Southport was one of 101 towns identified as potential recipients of Town Deal funding, for which a bid submission and Town Investment Plan (TIP) was required. The process requires leadership of a Town Deal Board, with a private sector Chair, but the Council is required to undertake the role of Accountable Body for the bid, and for the subsequent negotiation of Heads of Terms, agreement of the Town Deal, and to be the organisation through which funding will flow.

 

These recommendations enable finalisation of those Heads of Terms with government, in advance of the detailed project development process.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

The alternative of not agreeing to the Heads of Terms, and not undertaking the role of Accountable Body for the Town Deal is rejected given the significance of the funding, the quality and quantity of projects identified and the importance of such funding to economic recovery in Southport given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the town and its economy.