– Progress update against performance – Becky Hale
Becky Hale provided an update on the Better Together Programme. Due to ongoing pressures from the Covid-19 pandemic, formal Better Care Fund (BCF) plans for 2020/21 would not have to be submitted for approval. Instead local areas had to ensure that use of the mandatory funding contributions were agreed in writing, and that the national conditions were met. This was currently in progress and due to the short timescales involved, an additional meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board Sub-Committee may be required to give formal approval.
In addition, the HWBB would be required to provide an end of year reconciliation, confirming that the national conditions had been met, the total spending from the mandatory funding and a breakdown of agreed spending. In the meantime, the schemes and priorities to be delivered had been agreed locally through the Better Together Programme and continued to be commissioned and delivered, where it was possible to do so. Updates were provided for each of the following areas:
The Chair confirmed that the final documents would be circulated to the Board, ahead of a meeting of the Sub-Committee to give final approvals due to the time constraints for submission.
That the Board:
Approves the sign-off arrangements by a meeting of the Sub-Committee on a date to be confirmed.