Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adult Social Care and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 12th June, 2018
Time:
4:00 p.m.
Place:
Conference Room 2, Second Floor, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Lisa Grainge(Chairman), Cllr Lauriane Povey(Vice-Chairman), Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Lynn Hall, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Barry Woodhouse
Officers:
Mandy Mackinnon, Tanja Braun (PH), Ann Workman (Director, Adults & Health), Peter Mennear, Jenna McDonald (DCE)
Apologies for absence:
Cllr John Gardner
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
14/18
EVACUATION, HOUSEKEEPING & AUDIO RECORDING PROCEDURES
 
ASH
15/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ASH
16/18
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 10TH APRIL 2018 - FOR APPROVAL/SIGNATURE (TO FOLLOW)
AGREED that the minutes be approved and signed by the Chairman.
ASH
17/18
MONITORING THE IMPACT OF PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that the monitoring reports be noted and the assessments of progress be agreed.
ASH
18/18
SCRUTINY REVIEW OF GAMBLING
AGREED that the note be received.
ASH
19/18
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
ASH
20/18
CHAIR'S UPDATE
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
14/18
The Evacuation, Housekeeping and Audio Recording procedures were noted by the Committee.
ASH
15/18
There were no declarations of interest.
ASH
16/18
Consideration was given to the minutes of the meeting held on 10th April 2018.
ASH
17/18
Members considered a report that provided updates relating to the following reviews:

Defibrillators

- Members were pleased to note the work that had been undertaken to increase the uptake of NHS Health Checks.

- Members noted that Community First Responders (CFR) were lay people who had been trained by North East Ambulance Service. If there was an incident in the area that they were located, then they would be informed and would attend, and provide help, until the paramedics arrived. Members requested further information about the location of the CFRs.

- Members expressed concern that defibrillators had not been installed in certain locations, and, in particular, Stockton Central Library/ Municipal Buildings. Also, training in CPR and the use of the defibrillators had not yet taken place, though it was noted that this would be provided when the defibrillators were installed. Members were informed that the concerns they had raised would be expedited as quickly as possible.

Home Care

- Members noted that Five Lamps Home Care pilot had been extended for 2 years and there would be further discussions around whether it should be rolled further.

Licensing and Public Health

- There was a perception that hot food takeaways were often more prevalent in deprived areas, however, it was explained that a mapping exercise had revealed that there was an even spread of such premises throughout the Borough, with no significant concentration(s).

- it was noted that some Council's had cumulative impact policies which regulated the density of licensed premises. It was suggested that this may be something the Council could consider, in the future.

Access to Services for People with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.

- Reference was made to recommendation 3 and 4. The recommendations related to improving the performance of GP led health checks and identifying a named lead, for patients with learning disabilities. Members were disappointed that these recommendations had not been achieved. It was noted that issues relating to patients with learning disabilities had been raised at the Health and Wellbeing Board and Practices would quickly identify leads for Learning Disability issues.

- Members noted that a Learning Disabilities Strategy was being developed by the Council.
ASH
18/18
Members received a note detailing outcomes from a members' visit to Grosvenor Casino, Chandlers Wharf, Stockton on Tees.

Members who had attended the visit explained that it had been very useful, particularly around responsible gambling. It was explained that staff received regular training on this, to help them identify potential problem gambling and to provide support to customers.

Members were informed of forthcoming activity that would generate evidence for the review, including a visit to the Stockton Youth Assembly.
ASH
19/18
Members considered the Select Committee's Work Programme 2018 - 19.

ASH
20/18
There was nothing to update the Committee on.

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