Issue details

Better Care Fund Section 75 Agreement (Pooled Budget 2017/18)

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/04/2017

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Work across both the Black Country and West Midlands regional areas is underway to jointly deliver regional collaboration across the four Black Country CCG’s and the Wolverhampton STP
On 7 April 2017 the Department of Health/Department for Communities and Local Government released the BCF policy framework for 2017/18/19.
The detailed technical guidance was due to be published by DCLG/DH in mid- December 16, however this was not received until April 17 which has led to challenges around the production of the detailed BCF submission.
The BCF Plan needs to be submitted in draft format by 9 May 2017, this date is still valid despite the late issuing of the BCF guidance. The short timescale between the guidance being available and the required date of issue requires the Council to apply to Cabinet for delegated authority relating to the Pooled Fund in an extremely short timescale.

Decision due: 26 Apr 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adults

Lead director: Linda Sanders, Strategic Director, People

Contact: Paul Smith, Head of Commissioning - Older People Email:


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