Decision details

Accelerating Reform Fund for Adult Social Care

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Resources (HAS)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To agree to submit an Expression of Interest (Grant Application) for the Accelerating Reform Fund


Approval has been given to submit an Expression of Interest for the Accelerating Reform Fund for Adult Social Care.

This is for up to £42.6m nationally for local authorities working in partnership with other local authorities within an Integrated Care System. The funding will be over two years to support innovation in social care, growing and accelerating projects with a focus on supporting unpaid carers.

A consortium has been formed with Humber and North Yorkshire and other local authorities with North East Lincs as the lead authority. The organisations have worked together to look at the priorities outlined in the guidance and selected two projects. The first being the provision of shared lives and the second to support unpaid carers to have short breaks. If successful, the consortium will receive £300k. NE Lincs will project manage and administer the fund. Top up funding is intended to cover some programme costs. The amount of funding which North Yorkshire Council will receive is likely to be around £300k over two years. This is non recurrent funding.

Following recent changes to the Financial Procedure Rules, the Executive Member Finance has also been consulted on the funding submission.

Reasons for the decision:

The intention is that the funding will support the growth of services that make person-centred care a reality for those who draw on it, support unpaid carers to live healthy and fulfilling lives alongside their caring role and respond to rising demand and the changing needs of local populations.

The Accelerating Reform Fund is designed to promote partnership working across local areas, as well as sharing of learning and best practice nationally.

Alternative options considered:

Not to apply was rejected as it was felt beneficial to go through the process to bring in extra resources to the area.

Publication date: 15/01/2024

Date of decision: 15/01/2024

Effective from: 23/01/2024

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