Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adult Services and Health Select Committee Minutes

Date:
Monday, 18th June, 2012
Time:
4.00 pm
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Library, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Cllr Mohammed Javed (Chairman), Cllr Evaline Cunningham, Cllr Kevin Faulks, Cllr Elliot Kennedy, Cllr Mrs Sylvia Walmsley, Cllr Norma Wilburn, Cllr Mrs Mary Womphrey.
Officers:
Jane Humphreys, Ruth Hill, Sean McEneany, Simon Willson (CESC); Fiona McKie, Peter Mennear (LD).
In Attendance:
James Newton (LINk); Deborah Miller, Richard Amir (Parent Governor Representative); Cllr Jim Beall (Cabinet Member).
Apologies for absence:
were submitted on behalf of Cllr Paul Baker, Cllr Ray McCall.
Item Description Decision
Public
ASH
16/12
EVACUATION PROCEDURE
The evacuation procedure was noted.
ASH
17/12
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
ASH
18/12
MINUTES FOR SIGNING - 23RD APRIL 2012
AGREED that the minutes were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ASH
19/12
DRAFT MINUTES - 21ST MAY 2012
AGREED that the draft minutes be agreed as a correct record.
ASH
20/12
OVERVIEW OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE AND PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
AGREED that the Overview be noted and that the requests for further information be provided.
ASH
21/12
QUARTERLY PROGRESS UPDATES ON PREVIOUSLY AGREED RECOMMENDATIONS
AGREED that the quarterly progress updates be agreed.

Preamble

ItemPreamble
ASH
17/12
Cllr Mohammed Javed declared a personal/non prejudicial interest further to being employed by Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust.
ASH
18/12
The minutes of the meeting held on 23rd April 2012 were signed by the Chairman as a correct record.
ASH
19/12
Consideration was given to the draft minutes of the meeting held on 21st May 2012.
ASH
20/12
Members were provided with an overview of Adult Social Care and Public Health Services.

Jane Humphreys, Sean McEneany and Simon Willson provided an overview of the achievements, challenges and emerging issues for Adult Social Care.

It was reported that there had been changes to the legislative framework and there was a legal duty to undertake an assessment of all carers. It was reported that by 2030 there would be a 58% increase in the 65 plus population. It had also been predicted that there would be an 80% increase in those over 65 plus with dementia. Therefore increasing pressures placed on services.

Members discussed the issue of the impact of the raising of the eligibility criteria for adult social care on those who were no longer eligible for community care services. Members also requested further information on the number of people who had returned to ‘traditional' social care services after having used a personal budget to arrange their own care.

Ruth Hill provided a presentation on Public Health Services. Detail was provided on the role of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and the emerging themes such as vulnerable groups, behaviour and lifestyle, illness and death etc. Members were provided with detail on the production of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the progress made.

Members held discussion on the issues such as:-

- Smoking
- Obesity
- Asthma
- Progression of Telecare
- Smarter homes for the future
- New Initiatives to improve figures of breastfeeding for new mothers
- The opportunities for better joined up commissioning due to the Health and Wellbeing Board and close working with the Clinical Commissioning Group.

Members requested figures on asthma to see how we compared both locally and nationally, and who would be responsible for consultation on the introduction of fluoridation once the Strategic Health Authorities were abolished in April 2013. Ruth Hill would report back to Members on this issue.

It was also requested that information from the JSNA be provided to inform the review of Learning Disability and Mental Health Services.
ASH
21/12
Members were requested to consider the assessments of progress contained within the Progress Updates on the implementation of previously agreed recommendations. There were outstanding recommendations from the reviews of EIT Adult Service Structures, and Audiology.

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