Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Adults' Health and Wellbeing Partnership Minutes

Date:
Tuesday, 6th March, 2018
Time:
1.30 p.m.
Place:
Jim Cooke Conference Suite, Stockton Central Libraray, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1TU
 
Please note: all Minutes are subject to approval at the next Meeting

Attendance Details

Present:
Ann Workman (Chair),

Cllr Jim Beall, Sarah Bowman-Abouna, Jane King (substitute for Dominic Gardner), Steve Rose (Catalyst), Andrew Mason (substitute for Paula Swindale), Sharon Barnett (substitute for Julie Allan), Julie Wilson (substitute for Mick Hickey)
Officers:
Ruby Poppleton, Karen Shaw, Rebecca Gray, Roland Todd, Julie Auffret, James O'Donnell (SBC)
In Attendance:
Sara Dalton (Catalyst)
Apologies for absence:
Emma Champley, Graham Clinghan, Jane Edmends, Margaret Waggott (SBC), Simon Forrest (Durham University), Allan McDermott (TAL), Dominic Gardner (TEWV), Paula Swindale (CCG), Julie Allan (NPS)), Mick Hickey (SRC), Karen Grundy (Healthwatch), Dave Turton (Cleveland Fire and Rescue Brigade),
Item Description Decision
Public
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47/17
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
 
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MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS HELD ON 7 NOVEMBER 2017 AND 6 FEBRUARY 2018
 
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JSNA TOPICS
RESOLVED that the:

1. JSNA template for Employment be approved for publication.

2. discussion be noted/ taken forward as appropriate.
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50/17
STOCKTON CARER'S SUPPORT SERVICES
RESOLVED that the presentation and discussion be noted/actioned as appropriate.
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51/17
SMOKING CESSATION
RESOLVED that:

1. the partnership support the new evidence on e-cigarettes and endorse the key message that, if smokers were unable to stop smoking using traditional Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), individuals should be encouraged to stop smoking using e-cigarettes and seek behavioural support from local stop smoking services.

2. Hartlepool and Stockton CCG, with support from Public Health, identify appropriate care pathways, e.g. COPD & Asthma and Cardiovascular Disease, to ensure a system-wide approach for smoking cessation and that the new evidence on e-cigarettes be embedded within the pathway.

3. Public Health to support the adult social care setting to implement the system-wide approach for smoking cessation, to also include new evidence on e-cigarettes.
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FORWARD PLAN
 
1.30pm /3pm

Preamble

ItemPreamble
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47/17
There were no declarations of interest.
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48/17
Members confirmed the minutes of the meetings held on 7 November 2017 and 6 February 2018 as correct records.
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49/17
Members received a JSNA template, which had been completed for Employment.

As well as highlighting any potential gaps in the information, conclusions and strategic direction, contained in the JSNA topics, members were asked to consider how their organizations could, individually and collectively, support any plans/activity identified.

Discussion:

- Reference was made to Better Health at Work initiative and discussions in this area were underway between the Council's Public Health and Business Teams.

- It was explained that a group was being formed around 'healthy place' and part of the group's work would look at employment, given the impact it had on health.

- It was accepted that more needed to be done in targeting areas of disadvantage. It was noted that there had not been any funding for targeted support for some time. The Council's role had, therefore, been coordinating and facilitating. Tees Valley received funding through the Youth Employment initiative and this may lead to some targeting. It was agreed that targeted work in some wards would make a difference. The Routes to Work project should see some targeting of people over 30.



- It was noted that North East Procurement organization was looking at how social value could be placed within contracts.

- It was suggested that VCSE organizations could be contracted to take on the running of the routes to work and other programmes.

- Reference was made to people with disabilities and council schemes, such as STEPs, that could support people to move closer to employment opportunities.

- It was noted that organizations in the voluntary sector would use the JSNA as a source of information for funding bids and it was suggested that it would be helpful if it provided some unemployment cause and effect information.

- There would be discussion between the Council's Business Team and Revenues and Benefits Team to look at how some of the barriers to work could be removed.

- Discussion would take place outside the meeting about carers and employment opportunities.
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50/17
Members received a presentation relating to the Stockton Carers' Support Service which had been provided in-house, since 1st January 2018.

Discussion:

- Members noted that the service would be as visible as possible and this would include drop in centers, utilizing GP surgeries and libraries etc.

- Plans were being developed for Carers' week and it would be important for partners to work together.

- It was noted that there would be attempts to engage with volunteer networks and the Council's Talent Network.

- The Partnership recognized the huge amount of work that had been undertaken since the decision had been taken to bring the service in house. It was agreed that the new in-house carers' service provided a fresh opportunity for organizations to engage with it.

- The Council was committed to supporting carers in the Borough. The First Carers' Service newsletter would highlight that commitment and recognize the valuable work they did.

- It was noted that the Carers' Service may benefit from using the mosaic tool. Also, data being collected by the service would be useful when the Carers' JSNA was carried out.

- Details of support, that the Council's Revenue and Benefits service offered, were highlighted, such as welfare rights, and it was agreed that these could be used to specifically support carers. The Revenue and Benefits Team and the Carers Team would discuss this and other issues outside the meeting.

- It was agreed that consideration be given to making the carers service a standing/frequent item on the Partnership's agenda, so that any problems could be discussed and feedback from carers considered.

- TEWV had carer governors and links between these and the carers' service would be established.
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Members considered a report that provided an update around 'Smoking' What Next.

Discussion:

- It was explained that TEWV staff had experienced an increase in violent incidents since smoking restrictions on patient had been introduced. It was accepted that there were challenges around creating smoke free environments, in health settings, but the benefits to staff and patients were ultimately significant.

- Members were pleased to note that recent Public Health England findings, relating to the use of e-cigarettes, supported the view that the partnership had held for some time, that they were a useful tool, to assist people to stop smoking, when used in conjunction with behavioural support.
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52/17
Members considered the FP.

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Revenues and benefit Universal Credit in July offer to come here impact on the R AND b SERVICE. Forward Plan.

International Women's day sunday.

Social Prescibing report from Teesside University Board

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