Issue details

Staffordshire County Council’s iCare Campaign

A key element of Staffordshire County Council’s response to the coronavirus pandemic is to safeguard the most vulnerable people and residents in the County. We need to ensure that the most serious and urgent needs of existing service users are always prioritised, so that they do not become unwell, not only because this is important in its own right but because it avoids placing an unnecessary additional demand on the NHS at this time of crisis. As part of this response the Local Resilience Forum and Staffordshire County Council’s Incident Management Team, have been planning for how to bolster social care provision in the event that the market starts to fail, through a Rapid Response Workforce, known as the iCare Campaign. The recommendations below support actions that have been and will need to be taken to ensure suitable social care (especially personal care) provision can be maximised to support vulnerable people and residents across Staffordshire, particularly throughout the peak of the virus via the use of volunteers and new employees sought via the iCare process.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Decision due: 15/04/20 by Cabinet

Lead member: Alan White, Leader of the Council alan.white@staffordshire.gov.uk

Lead director: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Department: Health and Care

Contact: Andrew Jepps Email: andrew.jepps@staffordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01785 278557.

Consultees

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Public or Private Decision: Public

Service Area: Health and Care

Decisions

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Documents

  • Staffordshire County Council’s iCare Campaign  

Background papers