Decisions by Individual Cabinet Members, Cabinet and Committees

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Decisions published

10/07/2020 - Contract Extension for the Oxleas NHS Trust Counselling and Support Service for Vulnerable Adults ref: 6616    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The report seeks approval to extend the contract for the Counselling and Support Service for Vulnerable Adults.

Established in September 2015 the service constitutes part of the wider support and compensation package that has been put in place to assist individuals who have experienced and/or been affected by abuse and/or neglect whilst in the care of Shirley Oaks and other children’s homes managed by Lambeth Council.

The contract will end on 30th June 2020 and the intention is to extend the contract from 1st July up to 30th June 2022 to provide psychological support to vulnerable people who may affected by abuse. Extension of the contract will ensure that that the council fulfils its obligations to safeguard the wellbeing of individuals, many of whom have significant emotional and psychological needs as a consequence the abuse and neglect they suffered.

This will mean that medium to longer term support is in place for individuals, including those who may wish to give to testimony to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) or making applications for compensation under the Lambeth Redress Scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 18/07/2020

Decision:

 

1.         To waive Section 9.2 of the Council’s Standing Orders to extend the contract for the Lambeth Counselling and Support Service to Vulnerable Adults with Oxleas NHS Trust from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022 at an additional cost of £796,546 bringing the total cost to £1,810,341.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Orekoya


08/07/2020 - Appointment of Project Consultants for the Redevelopment of 114-118 Lower Marsh ref: 6615    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The report seeks approval to appoint Consultants as Multi-Disciplinary Services lead partner for the delivery of the redevelopment of 114-118 Lower Marsh from RIBA Stage 4 through to Stage 7.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes

Decision published: 30/06/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

1.         To award a contract to Ridge and Partners LLP for Multi disciplinary services for the redevelopment of 114-118 Lower Marsh from RIBA Stage 4 through to Stage 7 in the sum of £544,783 commencing July 2020.

 

Wards affected: Bishop's;

Lead officer: Babtunde Awofolaju


07/07/2020 - Appointment of Contractor for Extension and Refurbishment of existing Sudbourne Primary School ref: 6614    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To summarise the results of the procurement process undertaken and to appoint a contractor for the extension and refurbishment of the existing Sudbourne Primary School, Hayter Road.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision published: 29/06/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve the award of the contract to Broadland Construction and Interiors for the Extension and Refurbishment of Existing Sudbourne Primary School, Hayter Road with a contract sum of £530,553, commencing June 2020 to January 2021 for a period of 26 weeks.

 

Wards affected: Brixton Hill;

Lead officer: Preeti Chatwal Kauffman


03/07/2020 - Public Realm Protection Proposals ref: 6613    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Resident Services

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 03/07/2020

Decision:

 

1.    To approve the use of £321,364 from Strategic Community Infrastructure Levy receipts to fund specialist infrastructure that mitigates against risks arising from potential hostile vehicles.

 

2.    To waive under section 17.2 (b) Emergency of the Council’s Contract Standing Orders, to appoint Allens Total Perimeter Security Ltd as sole supplier in respect of these works. The solution needs to be put in place urgently in order to minimise the risk to the life and health of the general public.

 

3.    To award Allens Total Perimeter Security Ltd the contract to supply and install the measures as described in Part II of this report at a value of £234,895.35 from July 2020.until October 2020

 

4.    To note the consents and engagement process required as detailed in Part II.

 

5.    To enter a S.101 agreement with Transport for London for works on their boundary.

 

Wards affected: Coldharbour;

Lead officer: Jay Ward


02/07/2020 - Care and support services in Lambeth’s extra care housing schemes ref: 6612    Recommendations Approved

A waiver to extend the current contracts with three providers for care and support provided in six of the council’s extra care housing schemes

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 10/07/2020

Decision:

1.         To waive section 8.2 of the Council’s contract standing orders to extend the contract with Sevacare UK limited for the provision of the care and support services at Helmi House, Hillyard House and 44 Clarence Avenue extra care housing schemes is continued as a direct award for a period of 24 months from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2022 at an estimated cost of £3.7m.

2.         To waive section 8.2 of the Council’s contract standing orders to extend the contract with One Housing Group for the provision of the care and support service at Bankhouse extra care housing scheme is continued as a direct award for a period of 23 months from 10 July 2020 until 30 June 2022 at an estimated cost of £1.5m

3.         To waive section 8.2 of the Council’s contract standing orders to extend the contract with Notting Hill Genesis Housing Association for the provision of the care and support services at Lingham Court and Charleston House extra care housing schemes is continued as a direct award for a period of seven months from 26 November 2021 until 30 June 2022 at an estimated cost of £732,000.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Worrall


01/07/2020 - Enhanced Financial Support to Independent Care Providers, Adult Social Care and Health ref: 6611    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

1. To increase the total award, with the exception of day care and transport services which are being supported by being funded under a separate agreement, to 5% for 6 months by:

• Extending current commissioned costs, as a flat rate, of 2% offer for further 3 months at a cost of approximately £400k.
• Extending current commissioned costs, as a flat rate of 3% for full 6-month period at a cost of approximately £1.2m.

2. To distribute the Infection Control Fund in line with national prescription and to:

• Pay 75% (£1,295,424) of the £1,727,232 received from the government for Infection Control to CQC registered care homes based on the number of beds they have as required by the Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund Ring-Fenced Grant Local Authority Circular (disseminated 26 May 2020). Where there is a variance of numbers of beds, we will use this funding to pay towards PPE for providers.
• Pay 25% (£431,808) of the £1,727,232 received from the government for Infection Control to housing related care and support services (extra care, supported living and supported housing schemes).

3. To close the targeted support offer that was available under tranche 2 but commit to fund those who have already lodged an appeal subject to assurance that this additional funding is justifiable.

4. To create a £1m contingency fund for the prevention of provider failure. This will be funded partly through the consolidation of remaining unspent 2% targeted support pot.

5. To allocate un-spent 75% of grant (c£100k) for the purchase of extra PPE for providers alongside contingency fund

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jade Holvey


01/07/2020 - Wandsworth Road Railway Bridge Refurbishment Works ref: 6610    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Resident Services

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Decision:

To grant scheme approval amounting to £260,000 from S106 receipts, to carry out refurbishment works to the rail bridge spanning Wandsworth Road near its junction with Wyvil Road, to include painting, cleaning, pigeon-proofing and replacing the feature lighting with a design  in keeping with the Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea public realm design guide.

Wards affected: Oval;

Lead officer: Roland Jordaan


22/06/2020 - Land at 1 Pickle Mews, Offley Works SW9 ref: 6608    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes

Decision published: 22/06/2020

Effective from: 22/06/2020

Decision:

(1)  To authorise the taking of legal proceedings in the name of the Cabinet Member Planning Investment and New Homes for an order of the Court quashing the planning permission granted on 20 May 2020 under reference 20/00208/FUL.

 

Wards affected: Oval;

Lead officer: Rob O'Sullivan


30/06/2020 - Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People in Lambeth ref: 6609    Recommendations Approved

A new short breaks offer or a three and a half year term, with an option to extend twice for one year (1+1), effective from 01 October 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Decision published: 22/06/2020

Effective from: 08/07/2020

Decision:

 

1.         To award framework contracts to the following nine providers for the provision of Short Breaks from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2023. 

i.              Christ Church Oxford United Club t/a Ovalhouse Theatre

ii.             Lifelong Family Links

iii.            Loughborough Junction Action Group (Grove Adventure Playground)

iv.           Moving Matters (London) Ltd

v.             Oasis Children Venture

vi.           Michael Tippet School (Tippet Triangle)

vii.          Resources for Autism

viii.         The National Autistic Society

ix.           Whippersnappers

 

2.         To set up a three- year framework with three lots (1, 2, and 3) with contracts to be awarded from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2023, with an estimated value of £2,700,000 with an option to extend on a one plus one basis, which will bring the framework value to £4,500,000 if awarded to 5 years.

 

3.         To award a contract for the delivery of Short Break activities at the Bolton Crescent Site (Lot 4) to Oasis Children’s Venture provider from 01 September 2020 to 31 August 2023 at an estimated annual value of £600,000 per annum / £1,800,000 over the three-year contract term, with an option to extend on an one plus one basis which will bring the total contract value to £3,000,000 if awarded over 5 years.

 

4.         To delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Social Care to approve the issuing of contracts (individual referrals) purchased through the placement process. 

Lead officer: Orla Oakey


15/06/2020 - Budget and Performance Report - Q4 2019/20 ref: 6605    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

Councillor Maria Kay, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, provided an overview of budget and performance issues for quarter four (Q4) 2019/20. Councillor Kay explained that the report included a range of information including direction of travel, a summary of key performance indicators by Borough Plan outcomes, as well as key areas of concern. The following points, set out in the report, were noted:

-       A general trend of continuous service improvement.

-       A significant improvement in performance in relation to first time entrants to the youth justice system aged 10-17. 

-       The Council had overspent against its budgets by £12m at the end of the financial year due to ongoing budgetary and demand pressures across Children’s Services and Adults and Health.

-       The Council continued to lobby Central Government for a longer-term funding solution for Adult Social Care costs.

-       The Q4 reporting period did not reflect pressures and challenges posed by Covid-19.

 

Councillor Kay confirmed that Cabinet would continue to receive details of budget and performance issues via regular quarterly reports during 2020/21.

 

Councillor Jonathan Bartley, Co-Leader of the Opposition, and Councillor Pete Elliott made representations which focussed on: 

-       Concerns that Cabinet had not met since 3 February 2020 and had, to date, not considered the financial impacts of Covid-19.

-       Concerns about household waste and resident satisfaction with the quality of repairs.

-       The importance of taking action to address a number of issues concerning equalities, diversity and inclusion. 

-       The need to review both the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy and the viability of the Homes for Lambeth Business Plan in response to Covid-19.

 

Cabinet discussed a wide range of issues, including matters relating to: the Council’s response to Covid-19; the importance of integrated health and social care; the need to build more homes to help reduce the number of households in temporary accommodation; the work that was needed to ensure care leavers education, employment and training opportunities were maximised; the importance of looked after children receiving health assessments; Lambeth’s strategic approach to applying the waste hierarchy; and new workstreams that were progressing in response to Lambeth’s Equality Commission.      

 

Councillor Sonia Winifred, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, explained that in response to the enormous public outpouring of anger and concern about the killing of George Floyd, the Council had launched an audit of all landmarks, statues and works of art in public spaces. This was in order to review links to slavery, colonialism and the oppression of black and minority ethnic communities. It was highlighted that this audit would be brought to community consultation, so the Council could work with local communities to review the appropriateness of local monuments and statues across the borough.

 

In response to questions about waste, the Strategic Director of Resident Services clarified that the percentage of total waste sent for reuse, recycling or composting was improving. In terms of total household waste generated per household it was explained that unfortunately not all waste datasets had been received and processed for quarter 4. However, from the data available, it was recognised that there had been a marginal increase in total household waste. It was noted that there were a number of reasons for this and that the data would be reviewed to ensure any lessons could be learnt.

 

In conclusion the Leader of the Council highlighted that, despite a lack of support from central government, the Council had adapted quickly to respond to Covid-19 and had worked proactively with partners across the borough to keep services running. In response to questions, it was explained that a report on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy would be considered by Cabinet on 20 July 2020.               

 

RESOLVED:

 

(1)  That the performance outturns for the Borough Plan Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and for the Priority Services KPIs, be noted.

 

(2)  That plans be put in place to improve performance for KPIs and PIs that had met the threshold of poor performance. 

 

(3)   That the final outturn position 2019/20 be noted and budgetary risks moving forward be considered.  

Wards affected: (All Wards);


19/06/2020 - Additional demand capacity for COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Service Requirements and COVID-19 Action Plan for Adult Social Care: commissioning extra care home bed capacity with Excelcare – Castlebar Care Home, 1 April – 31 December 2020 ref: 6607    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director: Adults & Health

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

1.    To note the expenditure from 1 April – 19 June 2020 for an amount of £52,363.64.

2.    To approve the purchase of additional five beds in Castlebar Care Home from Exelcare at a cost of £127,636.36 and a total cost of £180,000 for the period 19 June 2020 – 31 December 2020.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laval Lebon


26/06/2020 - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Procurement ref: 6606    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care (job-share)

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 04/07/2020

Decision:

a)      To note expenditure on PPE to date of £480,086 from the various sources detailed below:

-       Medequip, the Council’s existing provider for social care supplies, £26,986

-       Suppliers identified by Lambeth Procurement Team, £140,830

-       Pan-London Procurement Agreement covering supply for May and June 2020, £312,270

 

b)    Approve the procurement of ongoing PPE to continue to source ongoing PPE requirements through the Pan-London Procurement Agreement (with the London Borough of Ealing as the lead borough) at an estimated cost of £519,914 and a total expenditure of £1,000,000.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jade Holvey


22/06/2020 - Parking Fees & Charges 2020/21 ref: 6604    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air)

Decision published: 12/06/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

1.         To approve the increase in parking permit charges from 01 July 2020 in line with inflation.

 

2.         To authorise the publication of Variation Notices issued under Section 46A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act, in order to give effect to the recommended changes above.

 

3.         To authorise the undertaking of a statutory consultation on traffic orders: To introduce Diesel Surcharge for non-Euro 6 complaint vehicles for on-street parking and all other permit types excluding permits which already have Diesel Surcharge applied.

 

4.         To delegate the decision to implement, amend or abandon the project following the outcome of statutory consultation to the Director of Environment and Streetscene in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Sustainable Transport, Environment and Clean Air).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Thomas Burgess