Agenda and minutes

This will be a sub-committee, Health and Wellbeing Board - Friday 16 December 2022 11.30 am

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Adult Social Care Discharge Fund 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

For the Health & Wellbeing Board’s Sub-Committee to note the conditions and reporting relating to the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund 2022/23 and to consider and approve the proposed local split of funding.

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Rachel Briden (Integrated Partnership Manager, Adult Social Care) introduced the report which asked the sub-committee to note the conditions and reporting requirements relating to the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund 2022/23 and to support the scheme and areas of focus for submission to NHS England and the Department for Health and Social Care.


Rachel Briden advised that following the announcement by the DHSC in September, details of the Adult Social Care Discharge Fund had been published on 18 November 2022.  It was noted that the allocation to Warwickshire County Council Adult Social Care was £1.862m and to the NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) was £6.715m. Members were advised that since the publication of the report, updated and finalised figures had now been agreed with the Integrated Care Board, replacing some of the expected or estimated figures in the report. 


Members were signposted to the revised figures throughout the report and each revision was explained in full by officers.  Rachel Briden explained that there were conditions attached to the funding, which would be used for discharge activities in order to free up acute beds and reduce patients’ length of stay in hospital.  The allocation of funding had been jointly agreed with the Council and the ICB and met the Health and Wellbeing Board’s (HWBB) priorities.


It was noted that the allocation of the £6.715m referred to in paragraph 1.5 for Warwickshire would be £4.095m, to be split between social care and NHS activities.


In addition, the table detailed at paragraph 1.6 had been updated as follows:


 Strategic Objectives and Conditions which the scheme relates to

Estimated Scheme  Cost 

Home Care or Domiciliary Care


Residential & Nursing Placements


Domiciliary Care and Reablement in a Person's own Home (Rehab at Home)




Assistive Technologies and Equipment


Bed Based Intermediate Care Services


Increase hours worked by existing workforce


Reablement in a Person’s Own Home


Local recruitment initiatives


Additional or redeployed capacity





Following a question from Councillor Bell, clarification was given on the Home Care allocation of £1.286m which had reduced from the original report.  It was hoped this would fund the shortfall from the hospital discharge fund which was a cost pressure for the Council at present.  In response to further questions, it was confirmed that there would be no financial assessment of patients at the point they left hospital and they would leave with a package of care.  Any assessment would be completed outside of the acute setting and completed as soon as possible thereafter.


Officers also confirmed that they had enough staff to be able to carry out the assessments but highlighted that this funding was only available to the end of March 2023.


In relation to the Domiciliary Care and Reablement in a Person’s Home, this service included the need for a physiotherapist or occupational therapist to attend the patient in their home or usual place of residence.  It was noted that officers were looking at the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.