Minutes of the Meeting of the Community Care Working Group held Thursday 1 February 01 at 11am at Edmund House Present: L Sandford [chair] R Day IF May SJ Daniels - Clerk to the Council A Ellwood (warden) and T Ebbon (deputy) for item 8 72/01 1 Minutes - LS signed the minutes of the meeting held on 18 October 1999. 73/01 2 CCWG - New members of the working group needed as both AL and PM had resigned. 74/01 3 Warden - AE was due to go into hospital 25 February. It was AGREED that she could carry over 5 days holiday - to be taken by 31 May. 75/01 4 Expenses (359/00) AGREED to confirm that the warden continue to be paid 20 miles per week travelling. (To be approved by Council). 76/01 5 Funding of the Scheme - The members were satisfied with the (44/01) operation of the scheme. It was felt that if extra funds were available from the County and District Councils then the elected representatives might be able to put a case for these funds. Note that Minute 325/94 dated 05/09/94 refers: "RJF proposed IFM seconded and all agreed to increase the warden's hours to 15 hours per week. It was resolved that the Council in accordance with its powers under Sections 137 and 139 of the Local Government Act 1972, should incur the following expenditure which, in the opinion of the Council is in the interests of the area or its inhabitants and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure: to meet the costs of up to £5000 per year for the Community Care scheme .. and to encourage alternative funding if possible." 77/01 6 Scheme up-to-date - There were at present 12 people in the scheme. AGREED to put an advert/article in the Village View. 78/01 7 Barnabas Court - LS was in discussions with Cambridge Housing Society about improvements that CHS could put into place. Committee were very satisfied with the success of the scheme. 79/01 8 Report from Warden(s) - Audrey Ellwood and Tracey Ebbon attended. 8.1 AE asked if a spare lifeline telephone could be kept with the clerk for emergencies. (On two occasions recently when there have been problems with phones the clerk to the Charities had not been available). 8.2 The Charities had recently helped fund transport costs for a resident for which he was grateful. 8.3 LS was pleased to record that the scheme was working well and that liaison between AE and TE was excellent. 8.4 Committee pointed out that in any one year Council's sick pay conditions allowed for one month full pay and one month half pay in total. (After five years service this was increased to two months full followed by two months half pay - min 44/00 agreed by Council min 71/00).