Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Voluntary Sector
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Summary of Decision
The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Voluntary Sector, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Council Reform, has:
(a) Agreed that the Council uses the MSIF to provide subsidy grants for paying homecare workers (who work on block contracts and via direct payments) an additional £1.50 (above London Living Wage) per hour for the period to which the grant applies, starting in December 2023.
(b) Approved grants for the purposes outlined in (a) above for the period to which the grant applies, commencing December 2023 to the following providers:
HEALTH VISION UK LIMITED
Company Number 06407941
LONDON CARE LIMITED
Company Number 03117278
Company Number 03203080
VINCENTIAN CARE PLUS
Company Number 05321333
SMITHFIELD HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE LTD t/a VERILFE
Company Number 07522706
(c) Noted the estimated annual cost of £1.2m; the indicative amounts of the grants set out in Table 1 in the exempt Appendix A to this report; and that the actual amounts of the grants will vary based on the actual hours delivered.
Reasons for Decision
The increased pay will support the delivery of the Council’s Fairer Westminster ambitions to tackle inequality, deliver high-quality adult social care services, and ensure its procurement is responsible. This will also help tackle low pay in the care workforce.
A Cabinet Member Decision is required in accordance with the Cabinet Terms of Reference due to the value of the decision.
Publication date: 27/11/2023
Date of decision: 27/11/2023
Effective from: 05/12/2023