Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Partnership Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018
Time:
9.30 am
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Library, Stockton on Tees
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Ann Workman (Chair)(SBC),

Steve Johnson (CFB), Karen Grundy (Healthwatch), Sara Dalton (Catalyst), Julie Wilson (SRC) Emma Champley (SBC), Andrew Copland (CCG), Jane King (TEWV), Allan McDermott (TAL) Neil Russell (SBC), Angela Corner (Thirteen)
Officers:
Michael Henderson, Stephen Shaw, Claire Spence, Julie Auffret, Mandy Mackinnon, Paul Walker (SBC)
Apologies for absence:
Graham Clingan (SBC), Cllr Jim Beall (SBC), Rachelle Kipling (PCC), Simon Forrest (Durham University), Reuben Kench (SBC), Chris Joynes (Thirteen), Sarah Bowman Abouna.(SBC)
Item Description Decision
Public
AHP
6/18
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
AHP
7/18
REVENUE AND BENEFITS - UNIVERSAL CREDIT
RESOLVED that the presentation and discussion be noted and actioned.
AHP
8/18
WARM HOMES HEALTH PEOPLE
RESOLVED that the report and discussion be noted and actioned.
AHP
9/18
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PEER REVIEW - SCOPE
RESOLVED that the report and discussion be noted and actioned.
AHP
10/18
FORWARD PLAN
 

Preamble

ItemPreamble
AHP
6/18
There were no declarations of interest.
AHP
7/18
Members received a presentation relating to Universal Credit (UC). The presentation covered the following areas:

- Roll out - members noted that Stockton would move to UC 'Full' Service from 11 July 2018.

- who would be affected.

-Transition to UC

- the main changes and challenges for customers.

- customer support

- the new approach to welfare

- crisis and settlement support

Discussion:

- it was explained that the DWP had a home visiting service for people unable to leave their home.

- it was noted that customer support included provision of recycled white goods. It was explained that, nationally, the Fire Service was experiencing an increase in fires relating to the use of white goods and this could be attributable to the use of refurbished appliances. It was noted that the Fire Service representative would contact the Revenues and Benefits Service Manager to consider this further.

- Crisis funding was based on income and capital and was designed to help people who had experienced an unexpected incident. Help included things like energy costs and food.

- it was explained that the Council would be setting some base line indicators, such as crime statistics, homelessness etc. to monitor the effects of UC.

- further discussion between revenues and benefits and TEWV crisis services would be undertaken around out of hours support.

- it was agreed that an update report be provided to the Partnership, towards the end of the year (November).
AHP
8/18
Members received an update on the Warm Homes Healthy People (WHHP) intervention.

The Partnership noted that promoting affordable warmth and tackling fuel poverty remained a priority for the Council.

It was explained that during the period October 2017 to March 2018 the WHHP had achieved a range of positive outcomes, includinh:

- 623 interventions in 287 households
- 91 households with serviced and rep[laced heating systems during the winter.
- 638,000 of previously unclaimed entitlement to vulnerable households.
- Tariff switching savings of 191,000

It was explained that client satisfaction with the intervention was high, with recipients reporting improvements in their health and wellbeing.

Discussion:

- Members were reminded that a fire fatality in the Borough had been linked to fuel poverty and the Coroner had encouraged energy providers to disclose their vulnerable people list, to allow interventions by relevant organisations. It was agreed that further discussion around this would take place between the Council's Public Health service and Cleveland Fire and Rescue Brigade.
AHP
9/18
Members received a report that explained that the Local Government Association would be co-ordinating a peer review of physical activity and sport offer across the Borough. The review would take place over three dats, towards the end of September.

Sports Development and Public Health had set the scope for this review, with the aim of the resultant advice enabling partners to maximise assets and better understand the opportunities to engage our most inactive communities.

This review would build on recent local research (n>700) into the enablers and barriers to physical activity across the borough.

The scope of the review was to gather local intelligence and perceptions of users and non-users to understand how provision could be improved and levels of physical activity improved.

Discussion:

- the review would focus on people that were least likely to engage in physical activity. It was noted that people from disadvantaged communities were less likely to engage than those from more affluent communities. People with long terms health conditions were also less likely to engage in physical activity.

Members of the review team were likely to want to meet with a range of people including current providers, such as Tees Active, and other stakeholders.
AHP
10/18
Members considered the Partnership's Forward Plan

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