Issue details

S75 Update: Better Care Fund Update


This report seeks approval for the Better Care Fund S75 agreement for 2020/21 which has been updated to reflect the new Kent and Medway CCG arrangements.


Additionally, this report seeks approval for a variation to the S75 agreement for 2020/21 to include the Covid 19 funding in relation to hospital discharges and out of hospital work.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision. On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide 28 clear days’ notice, nor 5 clear days’ notice, therefore Section 11 (Cases of special urgency) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 has been complied with. The Chairman of the Health and Adult Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee has agreed that consideration of this report is urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 7 July 2020 to ensure that the Better Care Fund S75 Agreement can be finalised at the earliest opportunity to ensure the continuation of the services funded by the Better Care Fund and the delivery of coronavirus funding from Central Government.


Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/06/2020

Decision due: 9 Jun 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor David Brake, Portfolio Holder for Adults' Services

Lead director: Ian Sutherland

Department: Children and Adults

Contact: Su Ormes, Head of Adult Partnership Commissioning and the Better Care Fund Email: Tel: 01634 331280.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Health and Adult Social Care

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