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Decisions published

18/01/2022 - Early Identification of Need Project ref: 4414    Recommendations Approved

Oldham Council, through Department for Education (DfE) Opportunity Area grant funding, have developed a bid to improve the early identification of special educational needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This project is called the Early identification of Need project and Oldham is one of three other areas to receive this additional funding.
Grant funding was confirmed by the DfE on 13 December 2021.
The overall ASD Diagnosis Support Service is delivered within scope of a contract with Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust who sub-contract an element of delivery to Parents of Oldham in Touch (POINT). This also supports Oldham’s coproduction and partnership principles. ASD primary need accounts for c.35% of the EHC plans maintained by Oldham Council, and continues to increase locally and nationally.
An additional grant of £30,000 has been identified for pre-diagnostic support work as part of the Early Identification of Need Project. It is proposed this is delivered by POINT under the arrangements outlined above as this would strengthen and extend the existing offer to Oldham families. The current offer in Oldham already exceeds the GM agreed minimum standards, and this opportunity would benefit Oldham families further.

Decision Maker: Managing Director, Children and Young People - Gerard Jones

Decision published: 17/05/2022

Effective from: 18/01/2022

Decision:

Approved - Approval is sought to seek agreement from Pennine Care to vary their existing post diagnosis contract with POINT to include a prediagnostic element from January 2022 up until 31 August 2022 as part of the pilot project. This element will be delivered by POINT with a funding envelope of £30,000. Contract monitoring will be completed by Pennine Care following their existing arrangements.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Taylor


14/01/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Huddersfield Road, Scouthead ref: 4376    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider introduction of prohibition of waiting and bus stop restrictions on Huddersfield Road (A62) in Scouthead in the vicinity of Focus Education and Saddleworth Stars Nursery School to combat dangerous and obstructive parking associated with the site.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Deputy Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 23/02/2022

Effective from: 03/03/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That it is recommended that no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) and bus stop cage markings (clearway) restrictions be introduced on Huddersfield Road in Scouthead in the vicinity of Focus Education and Saddleworth Stars Nursery School.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


14/01/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Broadway Street, Goddard Street and Scottfield Road, Oldham ref: 4375    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions on Broadway Street, Goddard Street and Scottfield Road, Oldham.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Deputy Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 23/02/2022

Effective from: 03/03/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That it is recommended that prohibition of waiting restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


18/01/2022 - Approval of contract for The Provision of an Ofsted Inspection Readiness Programme for domestic childcare providers ref: 4368    Recommendations Approved

Permission is being sought to approve a 1 year contract to deliver an Ofsted Inspection Readiness Programme for domestic childcare providers (childminders) locally.
Invitation to Tender (ITT) was issued on the North West Portal “The Chest” on 20 December 2021 with a return date of the 7 January 2022.
A comprehensive selection process was undertaken by an evaluation panel and a scoring moderation meeting was held on the 14 January 2022.

Decision Maker: Managing Director, Children and Young People - Gerard Jones

Decision published: 14/02/2022

Effective from: 18/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve Option 1 to award the contract to the organisation chosen during the comprehensive selection process.

Lead officer: Paula Healey


26/01/2022 - Proposed consultation to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders, to replace the expired Dog Control Orders ref: 4367    Recommendations Approved

Proposed consultation to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders, to replace the expired Dog Control Orders
There are currently no orders in place to deal with dog issues such as dog fouling. The previous Dog Control Orders expired and need to be replaced with Public Space Protection Orders if we want to take action against dog fouling and other dog related issues.
The report details the proposed Public Space Protection Orders and recommends we are given permission to consult on these.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Decision published: 14/02/2022

Effective from: 26/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: consultation can begin on the proposed Public Space Protection Orders

Lead officer: Samantha Cox


19/01/2022 - Approval to award the Contract for a Purchase Ledger Review to Meridian Recovery Audit ref: 4365    Recommendations Approved

To award a call-off the contract to Meridian Cost Benefit Limited t/a Recovery Audit to undertake a purchase ledger review comparing the ledger transactions of both the Council and Supplier’s to identify anomalies. These anomalies will result in ‘cash recoveries’ and a review report of how these anomalies occur along with recommendations for improvements.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Commissioning / Chief Operating Officer - Mike Barker

Decision published: 07/02/2022

Effective from: 19/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Meridian Cost Benefit Ltd t/a Recovery Audit are awarded the contract to undertake a purchase ledger review and take advantage of the potential cash recoveries and the recommendations to
improve the Council’s future processes.

Lead officer: Emily Molden


28/01/2022 - REFRAME Project ref: 4363    Recommendations Approved

The Council’s Design and Assurance Review included an audit of the organisations capacity and approach to transformational change and reform, policy, performance management and monitoring and systems.
As a result, a new Design and Assurance function was implemented in Oct 2019. This included a two-year temporary arrangement for performance and systems support for Children, Education and Adult services.
The REFRAME project was established in May 2021 to further review those temporary arrangements.
The report outlines the proposals to implement a new model for performance and systems functions for Children, Education and Adult Services. These have been developed to replace the temporary arrangements and complement the Council’s corporate and directorate
performance functions.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Decision published: 03/02/2022

Effective from: 28/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: The new proposed models for Children, Education and Adult services included within the appendices to this report are implemented with a formal start date of 28th Mar 2022.

Lead officer: Shelley Kipling


21/01/2022 - VCFSE Investment Fund (Covid19 Recovery) ref: 4362    Recommendations Approved

To allocate £242k of COMF funding to provide additional funding to the previously established VCFSE Investment Fund known as the One Oldham Fund. Within this financial year it would focus on maintaining investment previously provided by the Covid19 Response Fund to enable VCFSE organisations continue to deliver the ongoing Covid19 response and to contribute to the delivery of Oldham’s Covid Recovery Strategy priorities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Health and Social Care (Councillor Zahid Chauhan)

Decision published: 02/02/2022

Effective from: 10/02/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Option 2 A further £242k investment is made to the VCFSE via the One Oldham Fund using COMF
This option is recommended to ensure continued role of VCFSE sector in Oldham’s Covid19 response and effective contribution to the recovery strategy and key outcomes. This investment will also benefit the sustainability of the sector over the short to medium term and provide a framework and learning for future strategic investment in the sector.

Lead officer: Rachel Dyson


20/01/2022 - Royton Hall Primary School Classroom conversion ref: 4359    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for a classroom expansion at Royton Hall primary School to accommodate an increase in PAN from 1.5 Form Entry (FE) to 2FE.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education and Skills (Councillor Shaid Mushtaq)

Decision published: 01/02/2022

Effective from: 09/02/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
approve the classroom expansion to accommodate an increase in PAN from 1.5 Form Entry (FE) to 2FE and to enable the current pupils to move smoothly through the school.

Lead officer: Angela Stewart


11/01/2022 - ITSM Replacement Project ref: 4358    Recommendations Approved

To fund a capital cost of £80K and an annual uplift of £9.6K to replace the Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) system that is used by Unity IT and the Oldham Council Agresso team to manage IT and Finance services respectively to Oldham Council and partners.

Decision Maker: Director of Finance – Anne Ryans

Decision published: 21/01/2022

Effective from: 11/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Replace the ITSM system with the SysAid ITSM solution.

Lead officer: Anne Ryans


17/01/2022 - Extension of Collaboration Agreement for Greater Manchester Sexual Health Improvement Programme delivered by Passionate about Sexual Health (PASH) ref: 4357    Recommendations Approved

To ensure that Oldham residents have access to appropriate and effective HIV/STI testing and treatment services and that Oldham has HIV prevention and support provision in place.
The purpose of the report is to request approval for an extension to the Collaboration Agreement for the procurement of HIV prevention services for the GM Local Authorities to enable Salford City Council, as the lead authority,to enact a 24 month contract extension to the Greater Manchester Sexual Health Improvement Programme (GMSIP) contract with Passionate about Sexual Health (PaSH).

Decision Maker: Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Decision published: 21/01/2022

Effective from: 17/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Approve a variation to the collaboration agreement to extend the partnering arrangements, with Salford City Council, as lead for a further period of 24 months.

Lead officer: Andrea Entwistle


18/01/2022 - Approval to Award the Contract for a Travel Management Booking System. ref: 4356    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to award a 2-year contract for a Travel Management Booking System.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Commissioning / Chief Operating Officer - Mike Barker

Decision published: 20/01/2022

Effective from: 28/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Click Travel be awarded the contract using the NEPO framework for Travel Management Services (NEPO507). This will continue to provide a portal-based travel management system where staff can easily book travel arrangements. The direct award route offers a quick and efficient route to market.

Lead officer: Emily Molden


17/01/2022 - Review of personal care and midday support funding for children and young people with an EHC plan ref: 4354    Recommendations Approved

To agree fixed term staffing requirements for the service to enable the review and other work identified in the report to be completed.

Decision Maker: Managing Director, Children and Young People - Gerard Jones

Decision published: 18/01/2022

Effective from: 17/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: The additional fixed term staffing requested is approved.

Lead officer: David Shaw


12/01/2022 - Smallbrook Road, Shaw - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting ref: 4353    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to approve the introduction of ‘No Waiting at Any Time’ restrictions along Smallbrook Road, Shaw to remove obstructive parking on the approach to Duchess Street Industrial Estate.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Deputy Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 17/01/2022

Effective from: 25/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
‘No Waiting at Any Time Restrictions’ detailed in the schedule at the end of this report be approved

Lead officer: Sarah Robinson


07/01/2022 - Primary Care Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) Locally Enhanced Service ref: 4352    Recommendations Approved

.To seek approval to make a direct award and enter into a new contract for locally commissioned service: Primary Care LARC by 1 year.
This will ensure continued provision of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) via Primary Care (General Practices) for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 to align future commissioning activity for the Integrated Sexual Health Service (ISHS).
HCRG Care Group (previously Virgin Care Group) have been awarded the ISHS contract to commence from 1 April 2022, with the Provider assuming responsibility for the commissioning of the GP LARC offer from Year 2 of the contract (1 April 2023), subject to approval of their delivery model, as per the specification for the service.
The extension is required to bridge the 12 month gap whilst HCRG develop their GP LARC model, baseline, and precondition the model. The Council will transfer this element of the contract to HCRG in year 2 if assurances regarding readiness to deliver are in place.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Decision published: 17/01/2022

Effective from: 07/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Option B: Approve an exemption under Rule 21.3 (j) of the Contract Procedure Rule and to make a direct contract award for a term of 1 year to current service providers.
This will ensure continued provision of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) via Primary Care (General Practices) currently delivering the service for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 to align commissioning activity for the Integrated Sexual Health Service and enable the Provider to develop the Primary Care LARC offer prior to transfer of commissioning responsibility. HCRG Care Group (previously Virgin Care Group) have been awarded the ISHS contract.
This is the recommended option. This will ensure that there is no break in provision whilst also allowing sufficient time
to bridge the 12 month gap whilst HCRG develop the Primary Care LARC model, baseline, and precondition the model. The Council will transfer this element of the contract to HCRG in year 2 if assurances regarding readiness to deliver are in place

Lead officer: Sarah Whittle


11/01/2022 - Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant ref: 4349    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek immediate approval to administer the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant scheme
On 21 December 2021 the Government announced the introduction of grant support for hospitality, leisure and accommodation businesses in England with full guidance being issued on 30 December 2021. The scheme provides one off grant support in recognition of the impact on these businesses of the rise of the Omicron variant.
An application process for the grant must be carried out and will close on 28 February 2022 with all payments to eligible businesses made by 31 March 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economic and Social Reform (Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
That the Council launches an application process and starts to issue Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant to eligible businesses to meet the Government’s deadline to issue payments by 31 March 2022 and to as many eligible businesses as possible.

Lead officer: Caroline Lee


22/12/2021 - To seek approval to tender and create a Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of a Locally Commissioned Community Pharmacy Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) Service ref: 4347    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek permission to tender and create a Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of a locally commissioned community pharmacy Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) service. .
This will ensure continued provision of free Emergency Hormonal Contraception from Oldham community pharmacies appointed to deliver the scheme from 1 April 2022 for a 5 year period using a Dynamic Purchasing System

Decision Maker: Chief Executive/Accountable Officer NHS Oldham CCG

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Option B: Approval to tender and create a Dynamic Purchasing System for the provision of a locally commissioned community pharmacy Emergency Hormonal Contraception service for a term of up to 5 years.
This is the recommended option.

Lead officer: Sarah Whittle


12/01/2022 - Oldham Mills Strategy ref: 4346    Recommendations Approved

To approve and publish the Oldham Mills Strategy (including the Landscape Overview). This will allow the council to use up to date evidence to inform the Local Plan review and publishing this evidence will assist in frontloading consultation and will allow applicants and other people to make use of the strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Councillor Hannah Roberts)

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve and publish the Oldham Mills Strategy (including the Landscape Overview). This will allow the council to use up to date evidence to inform the Local Plan review and publishing this evidence will assist in frontloading consultation and will allow applicants and other people to also make use of the strategy.

Lead officer: Georgina Brownridge