Issue details

Request to Extend the Temporarily Formed Reassessment Team, for the Purposes of Income Recovery for an Additional 18 Months

Initial approval was given for this work in December 2019, to form a temporary team of Social Workers plus support to facilitate reassessment of customers receiving services via Adults and Health.

Project aims plus financial implications:

·  Reassessment of customers who were not being billed for services received (or not being invoiced for the correct amount) – to allow invoicing to commence.

·  Annual income generated will be circa £3m recurring.

·  The initial cost of the temporary team was £361,500.00

·  The additional cost to cover 18 months to complete this work would be £542,250.00

·  Total expenditure for the initial 12 months plus a requested further 18 would be £903,750.00. 

Due to delays including, but not limited to COVID 19, work scheduled to commence in February 2020, began in September 2020.  Whilst significant progress has been made, in order to complete all reviews required, therefore a further 18 months is requested to conclude the work; ensuring value for money is achieved, and all customers are being charged fairly.

Financial and procurement implications

Income and expenditure

Recurring + one off


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For consultation

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/07/2021

Decision due: September 2021 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead director: Director of Adults and Health

Department: Adult and Health

Contact: John Crowther, Chief Officer - Resources 0113 3788714 Email:

Consultation process

Members Briefing.


Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Childrens Social Care and Health Partnerships – Cllr Venner.