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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 26th March, 2012
Time:
4.00 p.m.
Place:
First Floor Committee Room, Town Hall, High Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1AU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Kevin Faulks (In the Chair), Cllr Paul Baker, Cllr Nigel Cooke (vice Cllr Evaline Cunningham), Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Sean McEneany (CESC); Julie Nixon, Stephen Shaw (DNS); Peter Mennear, Fiona McKie (LD).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Mohammed Javed, Cllr Ray McCall, Cllr Sylvia Walmsley.
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
29/11
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ASH
30/11
DRAFT MINUTES OF MEETING - 20TH FEBRUARY, 2012
AGREED that the draft minutes be approved.
ASH
31/11
EFFICIENCY, IMPROVEMENT AND TRANSFORMATION (EIT) REVIEW OF LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICES
AGREED that:-

1. The progress on the Learning Disabilities Review, and the development of options for service changes and efficiencies be noted;

2. The direction of travel in relation to the emerging proposals which would be subject to consultation, in advance of agreeing a report for Cabinet at the Committee meeting of 23rd April be endorsed.

3. A consultation plan be developed which would also be submitted for approval to this Select Committee at the meeting on 23rd April.
ASH
32/11
CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE USE OF LUSTRUM VALE OLDER PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH UNIT
AGREED that any comments on the draft response be provided to the Scrutiny Officer and that a final response be presented at the next meeting on 23rd April 2012.
ASH
33/11
REGIONAL SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE HEALTH NEEDS OF THE EX-SERVICE COMMUNITY
AGREED that the update be noted.
ASH
34/11
UPDATE ON TEES VALLEY JOINT HEALTH SCRUTINY COMMITTEE
AGREED that the update be noted.
ASH
35/11
WORK PROGRAMME
AGREED that the Work Programme be noted.
ASH
36/11
CHAIRS UPDATE
AGREED that the Chairs update be noted.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
29/11
Cllr Nigel Cooke declared a personal/non prejudicial interest in relation to Agenda Items 4, 5 and 6 further to being employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.

ASH
30/11
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 20th February 2012.
ASH
31/11
Members were requested to receive a report on the Learning Disability EIT review which contained a range of proposals for service changes. Members noted that the proposals contained within this report would be subject to full consultation. Cabinet approval was required before the proposals could go forward for consultation. It was scheduled to go to Cabinet on 17th May 2012 for this purpose.

Members were requested to consider and endorse the proposals at this stage which were detailed within the report. It was proposed that a draft report for Cabinet be considered at the meeting this Select Committee on 23rd April 2012, together with the finalised pre-consultation Equality Impact Assessment, and Consultation Plan for approval.

Members held discussion on the report and considered the following points/areas:-

- -Value for money for services
- Improving clients levels of independence
- Provision of appropriate respite care
- Suitable meal provision within day centres, residential, respite care etc.
- Overview of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for in house services
- Provision of local services particularly for Autism
- Transition of young people into adult services
ASH
32/11
Members had received evidence on the future use of Lustrum Vale at their meeting held on 6th March, 2012.

The Committee's draft response to the consultation had been circulated and a final response would be agreed at the next meeting on 23rd April, 2012, subject to receiving any additional comments from stakeholders.

Members were reminded that there was a public consultation event to be held on Wednesday 28th March 2012.

Members were also reminded that there was an open invite from the Trust for Members to visit Roseberry Park.
ASH
33/11
Members received a report that summarised progress so far on the implementation of the actions applicable to Stockton Council following the regional review of the health needs of the ex-service community.
ASH
34/11
The Committee were requested to consider an update on the work of the Tees Valley Joint Health Scrutiny Committee. The minutes of the meeting of 30th January were provided for Members information.

At the meeting on 27th February the Committee considered how the NHS Operating Framework 2012-13 would impact upon the work of NHS Tees, South Tees NHS Foundation Trust, and Country Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.

The meeting of 26th March discussed assessing progress in setting up Health and Wellbeing Boards across the Tees Valley area.
ASH
35/11
The next meeting would be held on 23rd April to receive a further report on the EIT Review of Learning Disability Services and to receive an update from the North Tees Clinical Commissioning Group.
ASH
36/11
It was reported that the Chair had met with Shirley Erskine from the LINk to discuss the joint response to the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust Quality Account 2012-13.

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