To allocate a funding envelope of
£1,950,000 to St Mary’s SARC for the provision of
support services to victims of rape and serious sexual offences to
cover the period of 1st April 2022-March 31st, 2023.This covers the
quarterly contract payments for the service incorporating the main
staffing costs with overheads, ISVA provision and therapeutic
support, and also minor elements of overlapping costs of the
Forensic Medical Examinations.
The SARC service is jointly funded by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership on a 50/50 basis and as such, the amount indicated above is the total SARC budget. The GMCA contribution is half of this. (£975k).
It is important to note that actual costs for the SARC service for 2022-23 are still being finalised. This decision notice has been estimated to cover expected costs, however with some shortfall possible. This will be funded by reserves where necessary.