23/02/2021 - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for 21/22

Exceptional circumstances related to the Covid vaccine roll-out mean that NHS partners are not sufficiently resourced at this time to enter into intended Section 75 arrangements. Therefore, in order to remain within governance requirements, this report seeks approval to directly award contracts for CAMHS services for 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Director Children's Services

Decision due date: 30/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Craig Holden

Notice of decision: 23/02/2021


17/02/2021 - School Meals Direct Awards

Short term direct awards ahead of full tender.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Education

Decision due date: 22/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joe Gunning

Notice of decision: 17/02/2021


11/02/2021 - Public Health Budget Approval - Primary Care Activity

Budget approval report for public health funded services within primary care from April 2021-March 2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Decision due date: Before 31/03/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicola Ashton

Notice of decision: 11/02/2021


11/02/2021 - Laptops for Digitally Excluded Students

To assist digitally disadvantaged students in H&F during the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent move to increased eLearning, Digital Services and Children’s Services are working with local partners to launch a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising funds for laptops and data connectivity.

Children’s, in consultation with schools, has identified that in H&F there is a device shortfall of 1500 units, and connectivity is required for 500 students.

High demand for devices nationally and limited availability have created difficult market conditions. However, an opportunity to secure devices at a favourable price has arisen through the London Grid for Learning (LGfL). To take advantage of this opportunity, H&F must place an order as soon as possible and ahead of the crowdfunding campaign, in order to secure and deliver the devices in a more compressed timescale.

The purpose of this report is to request the funds to secure the devices, with the intention that the crowdfunding campaign will launch and recoup the costs.

 

Reasons for urgency:

To assist digitally disadvantaged students in H&F during the Covid 19 pandemic and subsequent move to increased eLearning, Digital services and Children’s services are working with local partners, and in particular United HF, to launch a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising funds for laptops and data connectivity.  High demand for devices nationally and limited availability have created difficult market conditions for obtaining large quantities of devices. However, an opportunity to secure devices at a very competitive price has arisen through the London Grid for Learning (LGfL).

 

To take advantage of this opportunity H&F would like to place an order as soon as possible and ahead of the crowdfunding campaign, in order to secure and deliver the devices in a more compressed timescale. The purpose of the report is to request the funds to secure the devices and to support United HF’s administration costs, with the intention that the crowdfunding campaign will launch and recoup the costs (although there is a risk to the Council that there will be a shortfall). 

 

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision due date: 02/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Barry

Notice of decision: 11/02/2021